Shrines and Temples, Tokyo

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    Komagatado Hall, Asakusa

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Mar 7, 2015

    The story of the main Senso-ji temple in Asakusa tells us that two brothers found a statue of the Buddhist god Kannon in the Sumida River. Senso-ji has since become one of the largest and most revered temples in Tokyo.

    Nearby Senso-ji is a small temple called Komagatado Hall. This hall supposedly marks the spot on the river where the fishermen brothers found the Buddhist statue that made the area religiously significant. While the statue was netted and retrieved in 628, the current building was completed in 2003, replacing several previous structures on this site.

    At the main Asakusa Shrine Approaching Senso-ji

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    Tsukiji Honganji

    by rikoriko Written Aug 30, 2005

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    This is amarzing temple. It is Buddhist temple but looks like a mosque. The architecture was built of stone based on Indian style.

    They have Saturday Evening Buddhist Service In English.

    Tsukiji Honganji

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    Hase Kannon Temple

    by angelab_nyc Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Located in Kamakura- about a 55 minute train ride from Shinjuku station. Was a great day trip...alot of shrines/temples, japanese gardens and you can walk to the beach.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    Zojo-ji Temple sits behind...

    by sczabeti Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Zojo-ji Temple sits behind Tokyo Tower and is the former funerary temple of the Tokugawas. Like many sights in Tokyo, it has been rebuilt several times in recent history; the last time in 1974.

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