is generally thought that Japanese culture is one of the most diverse
and globally mixed in the world. The ancient Japanese culture formed
a basis for most of the Fine Arts we love today. Religion is rated
highly amonst most Japanese families, and temples and shrines are
never far to be found, The Sensoji Temple, also known as Asakusa Kannon,
Sensoji is the oldest and most impressive temple in Tokyo. The main
hall was originally built in 645 to house a tiny golden statue of
Kannon, the goddess of mercy, that had been caught by two brothers
fishing in the Sumida River. The temple grounds swarm with people
buying fortunes, praying, sightseeing, and shopping. Many come for
the curative powers of incense billowing from the bronze urn in front
of the main hall.Tokyo is also known worldwide for its Ginza District.
Ginza is the
most prestigious shopping area in Japan. Ginza became a shopping mecca
following the removal of the shogunate's mint, from which the name
Ginza derives, and its replacement by brick buildings on willow-lined
avenues. Transposrt in Japan is also renound for its hi-tech approach.
The 'Bullet Train' as it is commonly known, connects Tokyo with most
other major Japanese cities, and has average speeds of around 300Kph
(170Mph), as such it is the most punctual rail service on the planet.