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Asakusa Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

1-5-5 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3843-9511
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This temple is located near the Sensō Ji Temple. This temple is smaller and quieter than Sensō Ji... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David A
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Don't miss this Temple

had a great time wondering about here also loverly gardens to walk about in the blossom was out on... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Stephen A
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“buddhist” (2 reviews)
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1-5-5 Nishiasakusa, Taito 111-0035, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple is located near the Sensō Ji Temple. This temple is smaller and quieter than Sensō Ji. Besides that, it’s similar to other temples in Japan.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

had a great time wondering about here also loverly gardens to walk about in the blossom was out on the cheery trees which made it even more special recommended

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you’ve never been to a temple, this is a good one. They are always a bit confusing, but a local guide can get a understanding pretty quick. If you don’t have one, read up to get the full effect. Handy to central Tokyo

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Higashi Honganji is the HQ of Shin Buddhism (Pureland) in Kyoto. It is a big Buddhism temple complex with two main halls - founder's hall and Amida hall (dedicated to Amida Buddha). There are not a lot of exhibits meant for tourists. But if you...More

Thank cclye
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This nice temple is within walking distance from Senso-ji but far less crowded. Very recommended to breath the calm of japanese religion

Thank tronkus
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very close to the train station, this shrine is basicaly for the local people. The structures are well maintained but with very little life. Not much to catch your eye. If you are in transit this is a good place to relax, specialy in the...More

Thank Michel L
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Reviewed 31 May 2015

If you like temples, I suggest you take a look at this one. A visit can easily be made when you are in the Asakusa area.

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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Gorgeous temple (rustic and huge) in the center of Kyoto. We took part in a quiet prayer service with other tourists and resident monks. 927 Tatami mats (used to measure size of structure) in main temple. Nice quiet area to walk grounds, seek peace, and...More

1  Thank Janie N
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Reviewed 15 November 2014

Higashihonganji, located in Tokyo, is one of the biggest temples in Tokyo. Being near Asakusa Area,however, not so famous as Sensoji, which many foreigner are visiting.Historically, this temples belonged to one of the biggest sect of Japanese Buddhism and Kyoto has the temple of the...More

Thank NewYork5555
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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
...More
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