Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, Ota

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#31 of 525 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
Visit Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple, erected in 1252 on the site where revered Buddhist priest Nichiren died on his way to treatment at a hot spring. You'll have a chance to observe the oldest five-story pagoda in the region, with its rare 16th-century architecture (it even survived the Tokyo bombing of 1945). Be aware you'll need to conquer a 96-step climb to the complex, and during October, on the 12th day especially, hundreds of thousands of devotees line up to pay their respects to Nichiren. Add Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple and other attractions to your Tokyo trip itinerary using our Tokyo vacation builder.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Walk from Ikegami station, visited. Shopping district until the temple is that the air is fun. Honmon-ji Temple people less slowly.
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  • August 5, 2017
    As a symbol of a long staircase to climb to the main hall. While plenty of greenery, surrounded by urban areas and temples concentrated around the quiet atmosphere has become.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Nichiren Buddhism is one of the seven. Ikegami Station North and Hinoki-build a simple gate 8 minutes away on foot and climb the steep stone steps big and massive Deva gate. The main hall is big and heavy. The precinct was spacious, modern hotel pleasant visits.
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