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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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  • Went there as part of a tour. Nice but I would not recommend to do a detour to see this temple. There was not a lot of people when we visited 
  • An interesting temple to visit not far from the fish market. The building is very subtle for its location and popularity however considering the distance we walked to see it I would recommend a quick ...  more »
  • It is rare, at least in what they expect from the traditional architecture of temples in Japan, but definitely worthwhile to turn around now that you are out there. We had service so that living the spiritual part also has its charm. As in all of these sites, you have to be extremely respectful, although sadly some visitors ignore much of this part. If you do, courtesy is Basic.
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