For those interested in the contrast between the old and new Tokyo, visit this temple in the Shiba Park. The temple is a headquarters of Jodo ('pure land') sect of Buddhism, which rose to prominence in the 17th century when the Tokugawa shogunate rulers selected it as their family temple. A mausoleum of six generation of the Tokugawa shogun can be found on the precincts.
The majestic front gate, Sangedatsu, in black and vermilion colors, is one of the few original structures that remain from the 17th century. Another gate, Daimon, about 500m away, is a great photo spot with Tokyo Tower in the background. Near this temple runs the road which was originally a main foot highway between Kyoto and Tokyo.
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5.02 months ago
a very nice temple. the prayer area was so peaceful and the smell of incense felt so relaxing. it was an incredible experience to be here and it felt rejuvenating.
5.011 months ago
Just near the Tokyo Tower, this is a place with natural beauty in the middle of busy city hustle bustle.
You may also remember it from the famous X-Men Wolverine movie Logan.
The Tokyo Tower in the background adds to it's splendid view. Must visit.
4.07 months ago
Nice place to visit, currently refurbishing the main building (December 2020) so it’s going to look nice when done. They have the famous row of statues dedicated to protecting children and the Tokugawa family crypt you can visit too.
5.012 months ago
I just feel the great vibes this place has.
the access is quite convenient from bus or 2 different subways lines.
the view is fabulous from all around, the green, Tokyo Tower, and the felling of fill yourself from good energies.
I am always feel blessed after visiting this place.
5.07 months ago
Very nice and pleasnt place. Next to Tokyo tower located at very quite place.
Lot of people come here as per the religion and people believe in budhhisam, people also follow some traditional approach for worship
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Temple is an ancient temple on the increase, placing the Tokugawa family cemetery. In the temple can be seen towering over Tokyo Tower behind it. Most impressive to me is in the Temple of the thousand bodhisattva, 1200 bodhisattva statue...
Temple is an ancient temple on the increase, placing the Tokugawa family cemetery. In the temple can be seen towering over Tokyo Tower behind it. Most impressive to me is in the Temple of the thousand bodhisattva, 1200 bodhisattva statue with a windmill rows side by side, it's really magnificent.
VisitedJun 2011Read moreClose
Increased due to buried in the temple on the six generals of Tokugawa clan and some of its relatives are known. Keio 3 (1867), the last General of the Edo shogunate Tokugawa to return power to Emperor Meiji, Japan officially enters the M...
Increased due to buried in the temple on the six generals of Tokugawa clan and some of its relatives are known. Keio 3 (1867), the last General of the Edo shogunate Tokugawa to return power to Emperor Meiji, Japan officially enters the Meiji era, begins the Meiji Restoration. Japan plays an important role in history. Temple in the increase can enjoy the ambience of the Tokugawa era. Is located in the entrance of three East Japan's oldest and largest of the three, was designated as a national important cultural property. Completed in 1974, the Hall is a magnificent building, that's something to see.
VisitedAug 2009Read moreClose