A jolly, chubby statue (Photo: Peter Sidell)


Shrines and temples packed on two streets in Hirosaki

Peter Sidell   - 1 min read

Not far south of Hirosaki Park is Zenringai, a district with two streets packed with 33 temples and shrines, many of them relocated here from their original locations. With there being so many I didn't even try to tell them apart, but just treated them all as one unified experience, soaking up the atmosphere as I strolled around their various grounds. There's an interesting diversity of architectural styles on display, and a large, atmospheric forest graveyard.

Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.