Tokyo Sights

Tsukiji Hongan-ji (Tsukiji Hongan Temple)

  • 3–15–1 Tsukiji Map It
  • Tokyo
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 08/19/2013

Fodor's Review

Disaster seemed to follow this temple, which is an outpost of Kyoto's Nishi Hongwan-ji. Since it was first located here in 1657, it was destroyed at least five times, and reconstruction in wood was finally abandoned after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. The present stone building dates from 1935. It was designed by Chuta Ito, a pupil of Tokyo Station architect Tatsuno Kingo. Ito's other credits include the Meiji Shrine in Harajuku; he also lobbied for Japan's first law for the preservation of historic buildings. Ito traveled extensively in Asia; the evocations of classical Hindu architecture in the temple's domes and ornaments were his homage to India as the cradle of Buddhism. But with stained-glass windows and a pipe organ as well, the building is nothing if not eclectic. Talks in English are held on the third Saturday of the month at 5:30.

Sight Information

Address:

3–15–1 Tsukiji, Chūō-ku, Tokyo, Kanagawa-ken, 104-8435, Japan

Map It

Phone:

03-3541–1131

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily services at 7 am and 4 pm

Updated 08/19/2013

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