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 complex survived...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Belfry
The tiny hillock Benten-yama, with its shrine to the goddess...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Benzaiten
Perched in the middle of Shinobazu Pond, this shrine is dedicated...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Chugu-shi
A subshrine of the Futara-san Shrine at Tosho-gu, this is the...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Chuzen-ji
A subtemple of Rinno Temple, at Tosho-gu, the principal object...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Dembo-in
Believed to have been made in the 17th century by Kobori Enshu...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Engaku-ji
The largest of the Zen monasteries in Kamakura, Engaku-ji (Engaku...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Enno-ji
In the feudal period, Japan acquired from China a belief in Enma...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Futara-san Jinja
Nikko's holy ground is far older than the Tokugawa dynasty, in...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Hanazono Jinja
Constructed in the early Edo period, Hanazono is not among Tokyo's...
Religious Sites Shinjuku
 
Hase-dera
The only temple in Kamakura facing the sea, this is one of the...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Hofuku-ji
The first American consul to Japan was New York businessman Townsend...
Religious Sites Izu Peninsula
 
Hokoku-ji
Visitors to Kamakura tend to overlook this lovely little Zen...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Hon-den of Tosho-gu
The Hon-den (Main Hall) of Tosho-gu is the ultimate purpose of...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Iseyama Kodai Jingu
A branch of the nation's revered Grand Shrines of Ise, this the...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Jigen-do
Tenkai (1536–1643), the first abbot of Rinno Temple, has his...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Jochi-ji
In the Five Mountains hierarchy, Jochi-ji (Jochi Temple) was...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Jomyo-ji
Founded in 1188, this one of the Five Mountains Zen monasteries...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kabuto Jinja
This is a minor shrine, so if you have had your fill of shrine-viewing...
Religious Sites Nihombashi, Ginza, and Yuraku-cho
 
Kamakura-gu
This Shinto shrine was built after the Meiji Restoration of 1868...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Kaminari-mon
The main entryway to Senso-ji's grounds towers above the ever-present...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Kan-ei-ji
In 1638 the second Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada, commissioned the...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kanda Myojin
This shrine is said to have been founded in 730 in a village...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Kannon Hall
This National Treasure was a part of Abbot Tenkai's attempt to...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Kencho-ji
Founded in 1250, Kencho-ji (Kencho Temple) was the foremost of...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Meigetsu-in
This temple is also known as Ajisai-dera (the hydrangeas temple)...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Meiji Shrine
This shrine honors the spirits of Emperor Meiji, who died in...
Religious Sites Aoyama, Harajuku, and Shibuya
 
Nikolai Cathedral
It's curious that a Russian Orthodox cathedral was built in Tokyo's...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Rinno-ji
This temple belongs to the Tendai sect of Buddhism, the head...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Rinzo of Tosho-gu
The Sutra Library (Rinzo) of the Toshu-gu Shrine is a repository...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Ryosen-ji
This is the temple in which the negotiations took place that...
Religious Sites Izu Peninsula
 
Ryuko-ji
The Kamakura story would not be complete without the tale of...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Sengaku-ji
In 1701, a young provincial baron named Asano Takumi-no-Kami...
Religious Sites Greater Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Complex
Even for travelers with little interest in history or temples...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Senso-ji Main Hall
Established in 645, the bright red Main Hall has long been the...
Religious Sites Tokyo
 
Shinkuyu of Tosho-gu
A flight of stone steps brings you to the front gate of the Toshu-gu...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Soji-ji
One of the two major centers of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism...
Religious Sites Yokohama
 
Taiyu-in Mausoleum
This grandiose building is the resting place of the third Tokugawa...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tokei-ji
A Zen temple of the Rinzai sect, Tokei-ji holds special significance...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Tokudai-ji
This is a curiosity in a neighborhood of curiosities: a temple...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tosho-gu
This shrine, built in 1627, is dedicated to Ieyasu, the first...
Religious Sites Ueno
 
Tosho-gu
With its riot of colors and carvings, inlaid pillars, red-lacquer...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tosho-gu Pagoda
The west gate of Rinno Temple brings you to Omote-sando, a path...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Tsukiji Hongan-ji
Disaster seemed to follow this temple, which is an outpost of...
Religious Sites Tsukiji and Shiodome
 
Tsuru-ga-oka Hachiman-gu
This shrine is dedicated to the legendary emperor Ojin, his wife...
Religious Sites Kamakura
 
Yakushi-do
Near the Toshu-gu belfry you'll see a tall bronze candelabrum...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Yasukuni Jinja
Founded in 1869, this shrine is dedicated to approximately 2.5...
Religious Sites Imperial Palace and Government District
 
Yomei-mon
The centerpiece of Tosho-gu is the Yomei-mon (Gate of Sunlight)...
Religious Sites Nikko
 
Yushima Seido
The origins of this shrine date to a hall, founded in 1632, for...
Religious Sites Akihabara and Jimbo-cho
 
Zenpuku-ji Temple
This temple, just south of the Ichinohashi Crossing, dates back...
Religious Sites Roppongi
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