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Located within Ueno Park, the Shinobazu Pond is full of water lilies and waterfowl.
Located within Ueno Park, the Shinobazu Pond is full of water lilies and waterfowl. The picturesque little Bentendō Hall shrine, dedicated to the goddess Benzaiten, stands on an islet in the middle of the water. It has a boating area as well.
5-20 Uenokōen, 台東区 Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0007, Japan
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Not a major tourist attraction, but an interesting bit of history
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A small gallery showing the work of contemporary artists, the building is a former sento, or bathhouse
This shrine has a history dating back to the 8th century and had been highly regarded under the Edo shogunate