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Gokokuji Temple

Address: 5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012 , Tokyo Prefecture (Ikebukuro)
Phone Number: +81 3-3941-0764
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Ranked #17 of 53 things to do in Bunkyo
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Singapore
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Shrine is very near to the Gokokuji sta, barely a station away from Higashi-Ikebukuro. We read that this Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi who dedicated it to his mother back in 1691. The premises are notable for surviving the American air raids during World War II so what we see is very much the... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our favorite temple in Tokyo because it was quiet. The monks invited us inside, there were families present, very peaceful - a more special experience than the popular temples.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

the temple is one the oldest surviving in tokyo and has an authentic feel to it. the stairsleading up to are picturesque. the temple has a small pagoda and large buddha statue on the grounds. the temple itself is fairly large and unpainted revealing the wood carvings. the sakuras trees where a stark contrast to dark temple. a well keep... More 

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