Taiso-ji Temple

Taiso-ji Temple, Shinjuku

Taiso-ji Temple
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Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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3.5
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia9,641 contributions
Solo
I needed this place. Some peace and serenity after the lights and noise of the other streets. Apparently there are cats here but didn’t see any. I took some time to just soak up the temple, the large Buddha and do some reading on the Taiso-ji. The cemetery nearby is quite unique and worth walking quietly and respectfully through.
Wheelchair accessible. Kid friendly. No fee to enter.
Written January 8, 2020
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James S
Manchester, UK26 contributions
Couples
Off a busy road and full of cats. This temple is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Shinjuku. You can see it from the main road so it's not hard to find. There's a 100¥ shop nearby so look out for that too.
Written November 11, 2015
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Linda K
Port Saint Lucie, FL2,356 contributions
Couples
. . . but if you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stroll through. There is very little written about this shrine, but it is nonetheless worth a brief visit.
Written July 21, 2019
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Nguyen D
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam65 contributions
Really calm place where you can see the old temple and the yard with some statues that strangely stand there through the stream of time. The sun dropped on the trees but the coldness of the early spring still lingered around like forever and sometimes a cat would lurk around, looking at you wondering who are you, and what you are doing here. You may want to murmur your deepest thoughts to yourselves and return home feeling lost in Tokyo.
Written March 15, 2017
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steve_vstheworld
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland399 contributions
Friends
It’s quite easy to miss this little square, nestled just a short walk from Shinjuku, but it would be a shame not to see it. There are several sculptures and two large temples, accompanied by a small assortment of friendly cats.
Written March 25, 2019
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mzzyap
Philippines2,392 contributions
Couples
Taisoji Temple is very accessible being a short walk from the Shinjuku Gyoemmae Metro Station. When they said "big Buddha", I wrongfully expected it to be a really big Buddha. Yes, we did see lots of stray cats around.
Written July 10, 2016
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