A Walking Tour Of Monzen Nakacho In Traditional Tokyo
We'll take you on a quick tour of Monzen Nakacho where you'll meet friendly locals, awesome cafes, bars, and shops. All of this while on our way to the beautiful temple. Travelers in Japan who are looking for a more authentic trip in Tokyo that is off the beaten tracks, this is where you should visit.
Close to a popular area nicknamed “coffee town” because of its agglomeration of international roasters and delicious coffee shops, this area is not yet too crowded.
Here you will find, traditional shops, that sell secondhand kimonos, incense, and Japanese sweets. You will also find awesome cafes, and restos. And there’s even the Museum of Contemporary Art. You could easily spend the whole day here, wandering the area and discovering some incredible Japanese traditional areas.
You will encounter the charm of “shita machi”, a quaint neighborhood that still retains its authenticity.
Fukagawa Fudo-Do Temple
These fire rituals are said to replenish the power of Fudōmyō-ō , the god of justice. During these ceremonies, you can hear powerful drum beats and chanting.
Here, they serve coffee from the New Zealand company, ALLPRESS Espresso, which roasts their coffee just a few minutes away.
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- Lili Wanderlust
- I love travelling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.