So I bought a (expensive) plane ticket and stayed in Tokyo for all of two days and one night. Here are pictures from my adventures there.
Kimono de Jack World Meetup 2016
First there are two videos, a picture slide show, and an adorably awkward video of greetings from around the world.
Sensō-ji is located in Asakusa and is the oldest temple in Tokyo. It was finished in 628 CE. According to legend, a statue of the bodisahhtva Kannon was found in the Sumida River by two fishermen. The chief of their village, Hajino Nakamoto, recognized the sanctity of the statue and enshrined it by remodeling his own house into a small temple in Asakusa so that the villagers could worship Kannon. Now it is one of the most popular attractions in Tokyo.
Ueno Toshogu shrine is a shinto shrine built in 1627 and dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The structure is actually the original structure and hasn ever been damaged or rebuilt. It is Ueno Park's most famous religious structure. And did I mention it's GORGEOUS?
Here are some random photos from my trip.