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Tsukiji Honganji Temple, Chuo

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#9 of 519 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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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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  • This place is peaceful, especially when you come back from the Tsukiji fish market, which is just next the corner. Go inside and breath...  more »
  • If you're on your way to the fish market, you're likely to pass this building. Great architecture and beautiful inside as well. I would recommend stopping a while and just have a look around.  more »
  • After walking around Tokyo we stumbled upon this nice temple and we decided to bring it a visit. The temple looks impressive! We went inside and there was a ceremony. It was nice for a short visit.  more »