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Tsukiji Honganji Temple

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Address: 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 , Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3541-1131
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Tsukiji Hongwanji (or Honganji)

A buddist temple located a nose away from Tsukiji fish a market. Place for worship, weddings and its history dates back to year 1617. Temple experienced several hardship like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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New Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stumbled upon this temple after a morning walk around the Tsukiji fish market. Buddhist monastery built like a South Indian temple is pretty distinct and rare by itself. Another discovery once inside was a huge church like organ. So it's really a fusion of religion and architecture. A Budhist monastery inside a South Indian temple, playing Church like organ music.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A buddist temple located a nose away from Tsukiji fish a market. Place for worship, weddings and its history dates back to year 1617. Temple experienced several hardship like burning up during the great fire of 1657 and also during great 1923 Kanto earthquake. It is related to Kyoto's Mother temple of same name. It is free to enter and... More 

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Hanamaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had never visited a temple before. It had a strong smell of incence and brochures for the taking about the temple.

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I have been to these area many time but never stepped inside. Very unique Indian style architecture is a picture taken spot. They had some friendly volunteer guides giving us depth insight of temple. Want to listen music play with huge pipe organ. If lucky, you might see Japanese wedding.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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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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Jakarta
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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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