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Tsukiji Honganji Temple

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Obon festival

We went to the Honganji Temple during the Obon festival. Such fun! Great food and beer. They also have authentic Obon music and dancing. I posted pictures of the festival and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chuo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We passed by this building on the way to tsukiji market everyday while we were there so we did take a photo but there are much nicer photos yo be taken elsewhere. I would only recommend coming here if it is convenient.

Thank Jeffersin
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to the Tsukiji market and across from the Tsukiji Metro station you'll find this beautiful Buddhist temple. In itself, it is a beautiful site with enough to look at for at least half an hour. You are allowed to take photos inside but please remember that this is a holy site and be respectful at all times. I was... More 

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Chuo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Honganji Temple during the Obon festival. Such fun! Great food and beer. They also have authentic Obon music and dancing. I posted pictures of the festival and the inside of the temple. I am not sure it's okay to normally take pictures inside but I saw many people doing so during the festival. Kevin

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this marvelous temple as we walked back from the old fish market. It's huge, very ornate and peaceful. I recommend spending a few minutes in this wonderful building

Thank 101david2015
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is huge, the entrance is very grand. Okay to visit if you have extra time. Inside the temple interior is very cool and well maintain.

Thank Jim T
Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one block away from the fish market. So if you're going to be in the neighborhood, stop by and check out this Buddhist temple. The temple dates back to 1617, but burnt down in 1657. It was rebuilt on a new site. Gilded on the inside, the monks wear traditional garb and there is incense burning front and center.... More 

Thank Ted L
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This temple is close to the Tsukiji Market and definitely worth stopping by. Also, it's free. The temple is beautifully decorated and there are always friendly people wanting to show you around.

Thank KasiaZG25
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A very different style of temple, continuing ancient traditions but with a very modern feel, with concrete Indian-influenced architecture, and a bright open interior. Friendly staff are on hand to welcome you and hand out information. It is a very interesting temple and definiely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A huge temple on the way to the fish market. A must see to or from Tsukiji. Nice stone work and a statue surrounds the area.👍

Thank Shawn R
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

After going to the fish market just down the road is the temple . It is free of charge and wow when you walk in its beautiful. There is lots of gold artefacts. It is very peaceful place to just sit and take it all in . You can get a brochure and stamp with 3 different stamps on your... More 

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