天国への階段   Stairways to Heaven
東京周辺の丘の上の寺院への階段
Stair cases to temples and shrines on hill tops around Tokyo
日本の首都の聖なる断絶 Holy Escarpments of Japan's Capital
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Outlying Shrines & Temples (South of the Yamanote-sen).
岡本八幡神社 Okamoto Hachiman Jinja
下山稲荷神社 Shimoyama Inari (fox) Jinja Shrine
池上本門寺 Ikegami Honmonji
妙見堂 Myōkendō

North of the Chūō-sen
South of the Chūō-sen

岡本八幡神社 Okamoto Hachiman Jinja
東京都世田谷区岡本2-21-2 Okamoto 2-21-2 in Setagaya Ward.

男坂 The Men's Slope Stairs.

Looking down the 48 steps of 男坂 the Men's Slope Stairs.

女坂 The Women's Slope Stairs.

Looking down from the top of 女坂 the Women's Slope Stairs.

Halfway up the Women's Slope Stairs is a side set of three stair cases that ascends to the South East corner of the shrine precincts. The bottom flight (left) has no hand rail.

Top of the Impatient Women's Shortcut.

下山稲荷神社 Shimoyama Inari (fox) Jinja Shrine
東京都世田谷区瀬田4-41 4 Chome-41-1 Seta, Setagaya



池上本門寺 Ikegami Honmonji

石段 Ishi dan (Stone Stairs) /此経難持坂 Shikyōnanji-zaka.
Note the two places on the right side of the stairs where the Women's Slope intersects.

Looking down the 96 steps of the Stone Stairs. There are 96 kanji characters in the Lotus Sutra.

A view of the zigzagging Woman's Slope Stairs. (left) Bottom of the Women's Stairs. (right)

おんな坂 Onna-zaka Women's Slope

1st intersection of the Women's Slope with the Stone Stairs. (right)

Looking down to the bottom of the Women's Slope Stairs. (right)


2nd intersection of the Women's Slope with the Main Stairs.

Looking over at the Stone Stairs. (left) The top of the Women's Slope Stairs. (right)

朗師坂 Rōshi-zaka

池上会館 Ikegami Kaikan stairs
妙見堂 Myōkendō

妙見坂 Myōken-zaka (111 stairs)

大坊坂 Daibō-zaka

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