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Ekoin 回向院 Temples / Ryogoku

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Ekoin was originally built in order to honor the 100 thousand victims of the great fire disaster of 1657. Since then, Ekoin has continued to accept the souls of the deceased, accepting all religions and walks of life, including those who go through life on four feet; it is a popular pet cemetary. From 1781 to the opening of the Ryogoku National Sports Hall, sumo matches were held at Ekoin, laying the foundations for the sport's current form.

Categories Temples
Nearest Station Ryogoku
Address 2-8-10 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku , Tokyo
Telephone 03-3634-7776
Home Page http://www.ekoin.or.jp (Available in English)
Business Hours 9:00am-4:30pm
Ryogoku kokugikan
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