Religious Sites in Tokyo

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Religious Sites in Tokyo

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Asakusa Jinja
Several structures in the famous Senso-ji shrine...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Belfry
The tiny hillock Benten-yama, with its shrine to...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Benzaiten
Perched in the middle of Shinobazu Pond, this...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Chugu-shi
A subshrine of the Futara-san Shrine at Tosho-gu,...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Chuzen-ji
A subtemple of Rinno Temple, at Tosho-gu, the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Dembo-in
Believed to have been made in the 17th century by...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Engaku-ji
The largest of the Zen monasteries in Kamakura,...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Enno-ji
In the feudal period, Japan acquired from China a...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Futara-san Jinja
Nikko's holy ground is far older than the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Hanazono Jinja
Constructed in the early Edo period, Hanazono is...
Religious Sites Shinjuku
 
Hase-dera
The only temple in Kamakura facing the sea,...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Hofuku-ji
The first American consul to Japan was New York...
Religious Sites Izu Peninsula
 
Hokoku-ji
Visitors to Kamakura tend to overlook this lovely...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Hon-den of Tosho-gu
The Hon-den (Main Hall) of Tosho-gu is the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Iseyama Kodai Jingu
A branch of the nation's revered Grand Shrines of...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Jigen-do
Tenkai (1536–1643), the first abbot of Rinno...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Jochi-ji
In the Five Mountains hierarchy, Jochi-ji (Jochi...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Jomyo-ji
Founded in 1188, this one of the Five Mountains...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kabuto Jinja
This is a minor shrine, so if you have had your...
Religious Sites Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Kamakura-gu
This Shinto shrine was built after the Meiji...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kaminari-mon
The main entryway to Senso-ji's grounds towers...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Kan-ei-ji
In 1638 the second Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada,...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kanda Myojin
This shrine is said to have been founded in...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Kannon Hall
This National Treasure was a part of Abbot...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kencho-ji
Founded in 1250, Kencho-ji (Kencho Temple) was...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Meigetsu-in
This temple is also known as Ajisai-dera (the...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Meiji Shrine
This shrine honors the spirits of Emperor Meiji,...
Religious Sites Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Nikolai Cathedral
It's curious that a Russian Orthodox cathedral...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Rinno-ji
This temple belongs to the Tendai sect of...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Rinzo of Tosho-gu
The Sutra Library (Rinzo) of the Toshu-gu...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Ryosen-ji
This is the temple in which the negotiations took...
Religious Sites Izu Peninsula
 
Ryuko-ji
The Kamakura story would not be complete without...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Sengaku-ji
In 1701, a young provincial baron named Asano...
Religious Sites Greater Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Complex
Even for travelers with little interest in...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Main Hall
Established in 645, the bright red Main Hall has...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Shinkuyu of Tosho-gu
A flight of stone steps brings you to the front...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Soji-ji
One of the two major centers of the Soto sect of...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Taiyu-in Mausoleum
This grandiose building is the resting place of...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tokei-ji
A Zen temple of the Rinzai sect, Tokei-ji holds...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Tokudai-ji
This is a curiosity in a neighborhood of...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tosho-gu
This shrine, built in 1627, is dedicated to...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tosho-gu
With its riot of colors and carvings, inlaid...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tosho-gu Pagoda
The west gate of Rinno Temple brings you to...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tsukiji Hongan-ji
Disaster seemed to follow this temple, which...
Religious Sites Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman-gu
This shrine is dedicated to the legendary emperor...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Yakushi-do
Near the Toshu-gu belfry you'll see a tall bronze...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Yasukuni Jinja
Founded in 1869, this shrine is dedicated to...
Religious Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Yomei-mon
The centerpiece of Tosho-gu is the Yomei-mon...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Yushima Seido
The origins of this shrine date to a hall,...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Zenpuku-ji Temple
This temple, just south of the Ichinohashi...
Religious Sites Roppongi

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