Senso-ji Temple

In the heart of Tokyo lives the ancient Buddha temple 浅草寺(Senso-ji). The temple was constructed in 645 making it the oldest temple in Tokyo. It is dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu, a Buddhist goddess of mercy. When arriving, we entered through the Kaminarimon Gate (Thunder gate). On the other side of this marvelous gate lies a … More Senso-ji Temple

Kamakura

Anyone you know who has been to Japan probably talks about Kamakura. Home of the Giant Buddha, shrines, temples, Enoshima and nice beaches. So let us give you the rundown on why this place is so famous and brings in thousands of tourists every year. Firstly, the Giant Buddha. Literally, its giant. The Japanese call … More Kamakura

About Us

Welcome to Payne’s of Tokyo! A blog sharing tips and tricks of working overseas, sharing travel experiences and our special page dedicated to the JET Programme. … More About Us