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Impressive Small Temple Amid The Shops

You could very well miss this small but impressive temple down a side street in the shopping stret... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
Oldjack
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Hidden Gem

This is quite a unique Buddhist temple as it sits on top of a grocery/souvenir shop. Walking along... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2017
Mika L
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Bacolod, Philippines
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“A must to see marishiten of tokudaiji temple”
Jul 21, 2018
“Serene Buddhist Temple in Ameyoko Shopping Street”
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4-6-2 Ueno, Taito 110-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It situated in the centre of Ueno, close to the train station and within some small but busy streets, lots of small shops around. You walk upstairs then you see the temple. Marishiten (摩利支天) is so important to Japanese and Buddhism because they believe Marishiten...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

I chanced upon a medium sized Nichiren Buddhist temple tucked among the busy Ameyoko shops. It's easy to miss but there's a stair that leads to the temple that entombs Marishiten, an ancient Indian goddess who gives vitality, strength, and wealth, and gets rid of...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

While walking and shopping along the Ameyoko Shopping Street, I came across this small temple. It is near the popular Niki no Kashi store. Needed to climb a few steps up just to take a photo of this quiet temple in the midst of the...More

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed February 1, 2017

You could very well miss this small but impressive temple down a side street in the shopping stret half way between Euno and Okachimachi .Worth stopping by.

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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

This is quite a unique Buddhist temple as it sits on top of a grocery/souvenir shop. Walking along the rows of shops, it's easy to miss from afar since the temple itself is a level higher than the street but it's quite imposing if you...More

Thank Mika L
Reviewed January 15, 2017

I was very happy to find this temple near Ueno-okachimachi station in a busy shopping area. The temple is of medium size but in perfect condition. The paint was as shiny as the unpainted wood. It looked brand new. I am always happy to see...More

Thank StefanHaeger
Reviewed September 30, 2015

I came here accidentallly. I quite surprised because I didn't expect to see the temple hidden among shopping street. Inside the temple, there is an Ema or the wooden plaques for writing prayers or wishes, you just have to donate for 100Y. Don't miss this,...More

Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed March 30, 2015

This small, quiet temple, very near Okachimachi Station, can easily go unnoticed. The flight of steps with the flags on each side might be overlooked as you shop for KitKats and snacks at Niki Confectionary (Niki no Kashi) just across the street from the temple...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
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