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Tsukiji Honganji Temple

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 , Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3541-1131

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Hongan ji Temple

Go at 7am to see a service and hear the monks chanting. Quite moving. (But leave the selfie stick at home!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Sarah H
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Go at 7am to see a service and hear the monks chanting. Quite moving. (But leave the selfie stick at home!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

This temple was incredible, the architecture is very nice and the main shrine is unbelievable!we had the amazing chance to arrive in the middle of a ceremony! It was amazing to be able to watch them singing and doing all the rituals! A great and very unique experience!

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I went here for a cultural japanese new year. You could ring the bell outside, free drink to toast in the new year, noodle dishes for sale, place candles in glass holders outside and write out wishes or resolutions, lovely experience for something different to the party scene on new year

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Stumbled across this Buddhist temple after leaving the fish market - was worth the stop. English language information leaflet available, describing the history. Unlike several more well known temples we visited, we could walk right up to the front to get a close look at the shrines. Nice respite of peace after the hustle of the fish market!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This temple was quite chaotic the day we visited, thus zoo! The place seemed to be just too busy to be a place of serenity or amenity. Maybe there was something special on, whatever, it all seemed quite contradictory to the temple intent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There is a street market on the way to the temple, you can find a lot of souvenir vendor and also street foods..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice just to step in and listen to the prayers, not worth special travel for it though. Better to wander around nearby Tsukiji area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was a rather large temple in a setting just off the street down from the fish market. The Temple is a branch of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwonj Buddhists. The original Temple was built in another location during the Edo period in the 1600's. It was burned and rebuilt in this location and in 1923 destroyed by an earthquake. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Absolutely touristic place. Nothing of sombreness of Buddhism. Hordes of people jostling with each other to find a place to see the temple. A must visit attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just down the street from the fish market. Worth a visit, there is no admission fees and it is a traditional Buddhist temple. A nice stop to take some pictures and join the locals for their daily prayers.

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