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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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  • It was on the way from the Tsukiji Fish market to the train station so we stopped by for a look. Whit I found interesting was the design of the temple, a domed roof instead of the normal rectangular o...  more »
  • At a first glance can be misleading... ind ed I thought it was an Indian temple. Indeed, the architecture is related to the Indian and inside is just magnificent. Worth to visit after Tsukiji Fish Mar...  more »
  • This is the successor temple to the original located in Asakusa, which burned in the mid-17th century. It has somewhat of a bizarre appearance, not traditional or historic. A stop here pairs well with...  more »