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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was intrigued by my guidebook's mention of Indian architectural influences, so I went to take a look.

It;s obviously a modern structure, but indeed it incorporates stylistic elements from India, making this a very unusual Buddhist temple for Japan.

Internally, however, it's classically Japanese with folding doors that can occlude the altar, and other local features. The entablature over those folding doors however looked more Chinese than Japanese. The use of gilt was also a bit excessive, but these things are very much a matter of taste. The total effect I found a little amusing: a sort of architectural potpourri.

There is not much else to see, so a 15-minute visit will probably be enough.

This temple is just to the south of Tsukiji metro station. You can't miss it. No entrance charge, but you need to respect the fact that it is a practising place of worship.

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! So impressed... always love to learn about new cultures and religions. This was truly a great experience.

Thank constantingm
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

It is extremely easy to access. It is located in the middle of the city and right by the Tsukiji fish market. Just a quick hop after eating at the fish market and you are there. It is a gorgeous and peaceful place. The contrast with the busy city is enchanting.

Thank recs84
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Enter the temple to pray and show respect to God. Very ornate; of Indian influence. There are very clean restrooms inside and no fee to enter.

Thank melissamontovino
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

In a country of wooden temples, shrines, and palaces, this one is unique. We were fortunate to visit during Odon, and sat and attended the prayers. Stop in on your way to the nearby fish market.

Thank Monty S
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Very confused initially. I am used to buddhist temples especially being a devotee but used to the temples of Thailand, Cambodia etc...
Confused...well the building itself, looks very European but once you enter, you see the altar and know that it is a temple. Different to Thai temples...seats for devotees, little decoration etc but moving...so peaceful

Thank Phil P
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

While walking to the famous fish market, I stopped in this shrine to check it out and I liked it. The decor is very detailed and elegant, the AC is cool and the bathrooms are open to the public. It was a great quick visit!

Thank Matts_Mundo
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Does not fit with all of the other temples and shrines in Japan. It is made out of stone. Very nice inside, you are able to take pictures inside.

Thank wolf3728
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Honganji Temple on the way to the Tsukiji fish markets.

It was a good visit and pleasant to sit inside.

Thank WayneN795
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

I went there on Aug 3 which there was the Bon Odori. Lots of people were gathering, eating and dancing. Such an amazing experience.

Thank this_is_me_jittima
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