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Zenkoku-ji Temple, Shinjuku

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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. Make Zenkoku-ji Temple a part of your Tokyo vacation plans using our Tokyo vacation generator.
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  • We attended a fire cleansing/blessing of personal items and themselves. Drums, chanting, fire and singing was performed during ther cewremony. Very impressive.  more »
  • This temple is on the well-trodden tourist route in Tokyo and will give you exposure to Buddhism on a surface level. The main Shinto temple in Tokyo is far more spiritual and rustic.  more »
  • Normally two dog statues guard a temple but here two tigers instead of dogs for some reason. You need to go up hill from Iidabashi station for few minutes to reach there. My purpose of visit is to buy...  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.
  • 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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  • A temple in the middle of kagurazaka. Street is bustling, but silence in the temple. Bishamonten of Shinjuku gods are enshrined.
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