This off-the-beaten-path temple is famous for its peony gardens (April) and its wart-curing shrine, but it’s also a great place for seasonal festivals and markets that are not at all touristy. No matter what time of year you go, there will definitely be something worth seeing.
And just for fun, here are the eleven strangest shrines in Tokyo, with all the inside scoop on how to enlist the resident gods’ superpowers.
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