TOKYO TEMPLES

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Tokyo Temples

Bentendo Hall Temple

Bentendo Hall Temple
Bentendo Hall Temple is a Benzaiten Temple on an island in the the middle of Shinobazu Pond, which forms part of Ueno Park Tokyo. Bentendo Hall Temple was constructed in the early 17th centu...

Dempoin Temple
Dempoin Temple is a Buddhist temple close to Sensoji Temple, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Dempoin Temple is not normally open to the public, but it does contain a Japanese...

Denzuin Temple
Denzuin Temple, formally known as Muryozan Denzuin Jikyuji Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Bunkyo Tokyo. Denzuin Temple was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu and dedicated it to his mother. Kafu Nag...

Gojunoto - Five Story Pagoda - Sensoji Temple

Gojunoto - Five Story Pagoda - Sensoji Temple
Gojunoto is the Five Story high Pagoda within the Sensoji Temple complex. Gojunoto is said to contain some of the ashes of Buddha....

Gokokuji Temple

Gokokuji Temple
Gokoku-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Bunkyo central Tokyo which is the Imperial Mausoleum and where Emperor Meiji is buried. Gokoku-ji Temple, established in 1681 by Tokugawa Tsunayoshi ...

Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple
Higashi-Hongan-ji Temple, officially known as Jodoshin sect Higashi-honganji-ha Higashi-Honganji Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect, in Asakusa District, Taito Ward centra...

Hozomon

Hozomon
Hozomon is the gate leading to the Sensoji Temple....

Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple
Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple is a Buddhist Temple which was established in 1282, by the famous Buddhist monk Nichiren. Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple features a five story pagoda, which was built in 1...

Jindaiji Temple
Jindaiji Temple is Buddhist temple within Jindai Botanical Garden in Chofu Tokyo. Jindaiji Temple was established in 733AD making it the second oldest temple in Tokyo, after Sensoji Temple. ...

Kaminari-mon

Kaminari-mon
Dominating the entrance to the Sensoji Temple is the Kaminari-mon or "Thunder Gate". This imposing Buddhist structure features a massive paper lantern dramatically painted in vivid red-and-b...

Kaneiji Temple

Kaneiji Temple
Kaneiji Temple, more formally known as Toeizan Kan'ei-ji Endon'in, is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect which is in what today is Ueno Park. however Ueno Park was actually formed from t...

Kissho-ji Temple
Kissho-ji Temple (also spelt Kichijo-ji) is a Buddhist temple of Sendan-Rin sect in Bunkyo Tokyo. Kissho-ji Temple was established in 1458, with the "Sendan-Rin" School for Buddhist monks be...

Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple

Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple
Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ueno Park Tokyo. Kiyomizu Kannon-do Temple was established by Tenkai Sojo, who based the design on the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto....

Meiji Jingu Kaikan

Meiji Jingu Kaikan
Meiji Jingu Kaikan is the information centre attached to the Meiji Jingu Shrine....

Narihira-san Tosen-ji Temple
Narihira-san Tosen-ji Temple, also known as Tosen-ji Temple, is a Buddhist temple near Mizumoto Park in Katsushika Ward of north eastern Tokyo. Narihira-san Tosen-ji Temple is famous for the...

Nishiarai Daishi
Nishiarai Daishi is a Buddhist temple of the Buzan branch of the Shingon Sect, located in the Nishiarai District of Adachi Ward Tokyo. Nishiarai Daishi, formally know as Gochisan Henjoin Soj...

Pagoda Kaneiji Temple

Pagoda Kaneiji Temple
Pagoda Kan'eiji Temple is within Ueno Zoo which is within Ueno Park, Ueno....

Rinnoji Temple

Rinnoji Temple
Rinnoji Temple, also known as Rinno-ji Ryodaishi-do, is a Buddhist temple, which was a part of the cathedral of Kaneiji Temple and was called Kaizan-do or Jigen-do. In 1644 when Rinnoji Temp...

Sengakuji Temple

Sengakuji Temple
Sengakuji Temple is famous as the location of the graves of Asano Takumi no Kami Naganori and the 47 Ronin, who were involved in the Revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Reven...

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple
Sensoji Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple also known as Asakusa Temple. Sensoji Temple is Tokyo's oldest, and one of its most significant, temples. Sensoji Temple is in Asakusa District o...

Shibamata Taikyakuten
Shibamata Taikyakuten, formally known as Kyoeizan Daikyoji Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect, which is in Shibamata District Katsushika Ward of Tokyo. Shibamata Taikyakuten, ...

Shofukuji Temple
Shofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai Zen sect which is in Higashimurayama Tokyo. The Jizo Hall of Shofukuji Temple dates from 1407, which is considered to be the oldest intact...

Taieizan Ryusenji Temple
Taieizan Ryusenji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai Sect which is famous for its image of Achala with black eyes. Taieizan Ryusenji Temple is also referred to as Meguro Fudoson as it...

Tamagawa Daishi Temple
Tamagawa Daishi Temple, officially known as Gyokushin Mitsuin Temple, is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which was built in 1925. Tamagawa Daishi Temple is in the Seta District of Seta...

Tsukiji Honganji Temple
Tsukiji Honganji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect in the Tsukiji District of Chuo Ward Tokyo. The current Tsukiji Honganji Temple building was completed in 1934 and desig...

Yushima Temple
Yushima Temple, also known as Yushima Seido, is a Buddhist temple in the Yushima District of Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. Yushima Temple was constrcted in 1630, by the fifth-generation Tokugawa Shogun...

Zojoji Temple

Zojoji Temple
Zojoji Temple is a famous Buddhist temple, which is frequently seen in pictures with Tokyo Tower in the background, holds six of the fifteen Tokugawa shogun graves. Zojoji Temple, which ensh...

See also Tokyo Shrines

Meiji Jingu Shrine - Most popular Shrine in Tokyo; convenient located next to Harajuku Station.

Yasukuni Shrine  -
A controversial shrine to Japan's war dead, housing the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars

See also Japanese Temples

Young Japanese woman selects fortune slip
Fortune slip

Here a young Japanese woman selects a fortune slip to help find good luck for the year. If the fortune slip's result is good, she will keep it. If it's not, she can tie it on a tree or a board to bring better luck.

 

Offering box at Japanese Temple
Offering box

This is the place to offer your money to the temple. People throw their money into the box and pray their happiness.





Purifying hands outside Japanese temple

Purification

The first thing you have to do in a temple is to purify your hands here.

Author: Craig Fryer

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