Tsukiji Honganji


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This temple is a Tokyo branch of the Nishi Hongwanji Temple in Kyoto. Established in Yokoyama-cho near Asakusa in 1617, the temple went up in flames in the Great Fire of Meireki and the structure was relocated to Tsukiji. Completed in 1934, the current exotically unusal exterior is made of stone with an Indian architectural motif. The interior of the Main Worship Hall, or Hondo, has a traditional Shinshu temple style, whose stained glass, chandeliers and furniture inside is worth seeing up close. The Temple was designed by Itoh Chuta, Professor of the Faculty of Architecture at Tokyo University. The temple is lit-up in the evenings, revealing a beautiful alter-ego to the structure present in the daytime.



3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuou-ku, Tokyo

Transport A 1-minute walk from Tsukiji Station (Hibiya Line : exit1) / A 5-minutes walk from Shintomichyo Station (Yuurakuchou Line)・Higashiginnza Station (Asakusa Line)・Tsukijishijyou Station (Toei Ooedo Line)

Telephone 03 3541 1131

Open Apr.-Sept. 6:00-17:30 Oct.-Mar. 6:00-17:00


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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