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Higashi Honganji Temple

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 1-5-5 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3843-9511
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Not crowded

This nice temple is within walking distance from Senso-ji but far less crowded. Very recommended to breath the calm of japanese religion

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This nice temple is within walking distance from Senso-ji but far less crowded. Very recommended to breath the calm of japanese religion

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the train station, this shrine is basicaly for the local people. The structures are well maintained but with very little life. Not much to catch your eye. If you are in transit this is a good place to relax, specialy in the gardens.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you like temples, I suggest you take a look at this one. A visit can easily be made when you are in the Asakusa area.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Janie N
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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