Popular among the locals as well as foreign visitors, it is not exactly off the beaten path. Believe it or not, I’ve never once stepped foot inside all this while.
The thickly wooded grounds of the shrine blocked out the noise of the city and offers a cool retreat from the unrelenting summer heat. A most wonderful place in downtown Tokyo to spend an idyllic afternoon wandering about.
Wishes written on wooden blocks in various languages can be seen hanging under a big tree near the main hall.
Should you but resolve to climb
That peak towering to the heavens,
You will find there is a pathway
To its very summit.