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Sohoin Buddhist Temple

A quiet little temple tucked away in busy Machida

Livvy Boote   - 1 min read

When it’s your first full day in Tokyo and you’re still suffering jet lag, be prepared to get lost, just as I was when I found the Sohoin Buddhist temple, hidden in this lovely little corner of Machida.

One of the best things about getting lost and accidentally coming upon small temples like this is that they’re so quiet, as this one is, despite its being right in the centre of Machida. It’s always nice to find a little bit of peace in such a busy city like Tokyo.

Livvy Boote

Livvy Boote @livvy.boote

Hi! My name is Livvy and I've been interested in Japan for as long as I can remember. As a budding magazine journalist and photographer, and someone who is in love with Japanese culture, an opportunity to intern in Japan has been a dream.