Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Tokyo Station, Shinagawa Station 

[Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple]

An artistic temple which tourists flock to in droves

Established in the early Edo period, Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple is a branch temple of the Jodo Shinshu Hongan-ji denomination. The present building was built in 1934. The stone exterior of the Main Worship Hall adopts an ancient Indian Buddhist architectural style, while the interior is constructed as a traditional Shinshu Buddhist temple notable for the technical mastery on display in its stained glass, pipe organ and marble sculptures. Tourists visit the temple in large numbers, as it is completely open to the public and there are a Japanese restaurant and tea lounge in the precincts. The temple was designated as the nation's important cultural property in 2014.
Address 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone +81-3-3541-1131 (English available)
Hours 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from April to September, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from October to March
Access Take the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line from "Tokyo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, alight at "Ginza Station". Take the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Tsukiji Station" and walk for approx. 1 minute.
URL https://tsukijihongwanji.jp

updated on Sep 30, 2016

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