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Tsukiji Hongan Ji 築地本願寺 Temples / Tsukiji

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Tsukiji Honganji was originally built in 1617 at Asakusa, but burned down in a historical fire in 1679. It was also destroyed in the Great Kanto earthquake disaster of 1923. The current main building was completed in 1934. The exterior incorporates ancient Indian architechtures, whereas the interor reflects traditional Japanese Bhuddist designs. Being so close to the Tsukiji Fishmarket, it is definately worth a look when you're in that part of town!

Categories Temples
Nearest Station Tsukiji
Address 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chu-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3541-1131
Home Page (Available in English)
Business Hours 9:00am-4:00pm

5 Reviews for Tsukiji Hongan Ji

  • Tsukiji Hongan Ji
  • (2009-01-29)
  • When I first went here I was unsure if this was a university lecture hall or a temple. But once you start paying attention to the details....oh wow. It is breathtaking. The architecture is amazing and reminded me of the great European cathedrals. You can see a variety of influences from around the world play out in the details of this temple. If you're in the area, you simply must stop by. B... Read More

  • Very average temple with not much to see
  • (2009-01-16)
  • Not very impressive, both inside and out. However, it's close to the Tsukiji fish market, so if you're already out after having gorged yourself on Sushi for breakfast, a nice walk towards the temple would be ideal. There are a few interesting things to see here, like the architecture inside and a few sculptures smattered among the backwall where people pray. However, they are so far away that i... Read More

  • Tsukiji Hongan Ji
  • (2008-11-18)
  • I stumbled upon this place when doing some early morning filming on the Yurikamome line. (It is far from the Yurikamome line btw.) It is architecturally unlike any other building in the area, which makes it interesting. When we went inside, we found an interior which was not nearly as interesting as the exterior. There is a pipe organ inside, and they hold lunch time organ concerts during the ... Read More

  • Tsukiji Hongan Ji
  • (2007-10-16)
  • The Honganji temple that stands today in Tsukiji is a modern reconstruction, and its history dates back to 1617. Originally it stood near Asakasa, but it was destroyed in a fire and subsequently rebuilt in Tsukiji. That building was leveled in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, and reconstruction began in 1931. This goes a long way toward explaining the atypical architecture of Honganji. I've got... Read More

  • Tsukiji Hongan Ji
  • (2007-10-02)
  • Right outside the Tsukiji station is a massive temple that does not seem to be Japanese from the exterior, but on the inside it bursts with Japanese flavor. Around the huge parking lot, there was one of my favorite statues. When I walked up the steps and onto the landing, I was awestruck by how massive the entrance was. Up close I could really see how big the temple was. I walked through the front... Read More
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