Zenkoku-ji Temple, Shinjuku

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Get in touch with your spiritual side at Zenkoku-ji Temple, an iconic, bright red Tokyo sanctuary surrounded by a busy market. An informed guide on the site will tell you all about this impressive piece of 16th century architecture, featuring shrines filled with colorful offerings and an attractive fountain. Located between Kagurazaka and Ligabashi stations, the temple can be accessed via a convenient walk through a market area. The chief deity of the temple, Bishamonten, originally came from India to Japan to protect places where Buddha taught. The temple hosts many festivals year-round and offers plenty of souvenirs. Use our Tokyo online trip maker to arrange your visit to Zenkoku-ji Temple and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • When I visited in the summer, our main hall is under construction as the sheet was covered. But kinda disappointed no help. Still I think bishamonten on main street is a symbol of kagurazaka. Seven alone, bishamonten, God born in India it seems.
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  • Temple discovered by accident while walking in the area looking for a place to eat. In relation to the context in which it is located is especially fit and have the perception of being in another dimension.
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  • All temples become the same old thing but the history is interesting. Spend some time watching the locals its facinating  more »
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  • Main-street shrine in kagurazaka. Only need a few minutes to visit it. Visit it as part of a larger shrine walking tour around kagurazaka.
  • "Kagurazaka is topped with reinforced the Hall, but in the historic site to the style of the temple is a little unsatisfactory? Is bishamon--can't even see look! Your Buddha-like statue of was the monk series. Rare Tiger guardian set
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  • The Temple of the Nichiren sect. Position through neighborhood in kagurazaka, passing in front of people than nod and popular as it is. I received your smallsealed it was feel 300 yen. Respectfully submitted in response. March 28-year visit.
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  • This temple, especially in kagurazaka is spread as entertainment. Still has enshrined the kagurazaka Dori Street, it hasn't changed its distinctive character. During the pretty and garnished gold and beautiful.
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  • 12 / 10 / 2016 received Shinjuku autograph gods bishamonten. Located in a lively location on the kagurazaka Dori. Nokyo-sho wrote God's priest character character seriously. Your theme even if the number of characters than 30 characters. It's something visited upon us with another sacred mountains with the Nichiren sect Temple Buddhist temple was nokyo-sho and his subject much in. Do appreciate nokyo (control subjects)-sho...
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