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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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Stumbled across this Buddhist temple after leaving the fish market - was worth the stop. English language information leaflet available, describing the history. Unlike several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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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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North Carolina
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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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Paris, France
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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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Ridgefield, CT
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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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Kolkata, India
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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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Kirkland, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

If you are in the area, you can look at it inside, otherwise it is not worth your trip there. It is next block from Tsukiji Fish Market

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This is not really a tourist spot, but it's open and many people use to enter in and out from this temple as short-cuts. The architecture design of this temple is very unique especially with the blue main door. It's an amazing building.

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