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Tsukiji Honganji Temple, Chuo

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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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  • I was fortunate enough to catch part of a ceremony being performed here, which was very calming to be part of. The outside of the temple is fairly bland compared to the inside, which is beautifully de...  more »
  • There are guides to welcome you. One with very good English. The interior is beautiful and we were able to film the Buddhist priest working. The guide was interesting and informed us about the history...  more »
  • When I was doing northeast of events within the premises, at stalls, was crowded. Because I always loved the people. Entering the main shrine and still fraught with a mysterious atmosphere and feel close. I love this and your incense fragrance.
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