Tsukiji Honganji Temple, Chuo

3.6
#12 of 525 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Experience the calm tranquility of Tsukiji Honganji Temple, a Jodo Shinsu Buddhist site boasting an eclectic fusion of architectural styles. Originally constructed in the 17th century, the temple suffered from both fire and earthquake, with the structure you see today largely built in the 1930s. Approaching the entrance, note the South Asian influence on the ornate architecture, intended to reflect Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic styles. Inside, discover artifacts of many eras of Buddhist and Japanese history, the significance of which have made this temple a popular pilgrimage site. Look for the gleaming pipe organ manufactured in West Germany, an unusual sight in a Buddhist temple. Plan your visit to Tsukiji Honganji Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tokyo vacation planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    History began in 1617 during the Edo period. And burned several times, eventually destroyed by the great Kanto earthquake of 9/1/1923, is destroyed by fire. Hall was in 1934 and completed, is a reinforced concrete. In ancient India style motifs, is a mysterious building. Temple is an important cultural asset. Is religious that is apart from the famous places in Tokyo, and you should see once, but is Japan ancient architecture is like. Statue of Shinran were on the edge of the site.
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  • August 9, 2017
    As it is between the market and the subway definitely worth the stop. Not one of the most interesting but more of a local temple than tourist spot.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Located at Tokyo Tsukiji Tokyo 願 Temple has Indian architecture color 廟-Yu, General Japanese Buddhist and Shinto shrines with three model courses, on his way to Tsukiji market will want to see, you can progress to feel a mixture of Wind.
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