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Higashi Honganji Temple

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Address: 1-5-5 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3843-9511
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750 yr old temple - one of world's largest wooden structures!

Gorgeous temple (rustic and huge) in the center of Kyoto. We took part in a quiet prayer service with other tourists and resident monks. 927 Tatami mats (used to measure size of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Gorgeous temple (rustic and huge) in the center of Kyoto. We took part in a quiet prayer service with other tourists and resident monks. 927 Tatami mats (used to measure size of structure) in main temple. Nice quiet area to walk grounds, seek peace, and rest.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Higashihonganji, located in Tokyo, is one of the biggest temples in Tokyo. Being near Asakusa Area,however, not so famous as Sensoji, which many foreigner are visiting.Historically, this temples belonged to one of the biggest sect of Japanese Buddhism and Kyoto has the temple of the same name that is the headquater of the sect.The relation of the two temples are... More 

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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