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Gohyaku Rakanji 五百羅漢寺 Temples / Meguro

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The 287 wooden Buddhist statues that line up Gohyaku Rakanji where carved in 1695. Each has a unique character, expression, name, and story. Looking at them one by one is a historical and cultural experience.

Categories Temples
Nearest Station Fudomae
Address 3-20-11, Shimomeguro Meguro-ku , Tokyo
Telephone 03-3792-6751
Home Page http://rakan.or.jp (Available in English)
Business Hours 9:00am-5:00pm
Price Admission: 300yen

2 Reviews for Gohyaku Rakanji


pltropbrad
  • Gohyaku Rakanji
  • (2019-07-27)

Susan
  • Gohyaku Rakanji
  • (2007-08-16)
  • If you're in the mood for Kyoto but you're stuck in Tokyo, go to Gohyaku Rakanji temple. The temple is significant because it houses 287 wooden statues of various Bodhisattva. At one point, there were exactly 500, but some have been lost or destroyed with the passing of time. Still, they're a terrific sight to behold. All are seated in nearly identical position, but the craftsman who originally ma... Read More
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