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  1. Kōtokuji Temple (広徳寺)

    Kōtokuji Temple (広徳寺)

    Again, veering off bicycle tracks taken dozens of times made me discover this gem of a temple on the steep slopes of the Akigawa valley. It was well worth the climb! Kōtokuji (広徳寺), formally known as Ryūkakuzan Kōtokuji (龍角山l広徳寺), is located in Akiruno, Tōkyō, is a Buddhist temple that belongs...
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    News Hōryū-ji Temple resorts to crowdfunding

    The famous Hōryū-ji (法隆寺) in Nara resorts to a crowdfunding drive to raise maintenance funds. The temple hopes to collect 20 million JPY ($148,000) to meet upkeep costs. Photo credit: WikiMedia https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14646376
  3. Ippoin Temple

    Ippoin Temple

    Ippoin Temple is another gem I found while cycling around Hamura. It was founded in 1424 by Mita Utanosuke Taira no Masasada (三田雅楽之助平将定等), whose grave lies nearby, in the vicinity of Aso Bicycle Shrine. Ippoin Temple (一峰院), officially known as Ryūshuzan Ippoin (龍珠山一峰院), belongs to the...
  4. Gumyoji Temple

    Temple Gumyoji Temple

    Gumyō-ji temple (弘明寺), officially known as Gumyōji Zuiōsan Rengein (弘明寺瑞應山蓮華院) belongs to the Kōyasan branch (高野山派 Kōyasan-ha) of the Shingon School of Buddhism. It is located in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and is the oldest temple in the city. It is the 14th of the 33 temples in the Kantō...
  5. Ikegami Honmonji Temple

    Temple Ikegami Honmonji Temple

    Ikegami Honmonji, officially known as Chōeizan Daihonzan Honmonji (長栄山大本山本門寺) is the head temple of the Nichiren sect in Ikegami, Ōta Ward, Tōkyō. The temple, simply called Ikegami Honmonji (池上本門寺) since ancient times, is one of the fourteen sacred temples of the Nichiren sect and revered as the...
  6. Inariyama Komyoin

    Inariyama Komyoin

    Today, I chanced upon this odd temple in Noborito when I got lost on the bicycle. Its gaudy colours and lavish ornaments made me turn around on the spot to take a closer look. I assumed it was a new structure that belonged to some obscure sect, but Inariyama Kōmyō-in turned out to be a branch...
  7. Zenkokuji, Kagurazaka, Tokyo Daijingu

    Zenkokuji, Kagurazaka, Tokyo Daijingu

    Zenkoku-ji Temple, Kagurazaka, Iidabashi St., Tokyo Daijingu in a 360 video Zenkoku-ji Temple (善國寺) was constructed by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1595 in Nihonbashi Bakurocho. After several fires in 1670 and nine shops before the gates, it was moved to its present home in 1792 and became the centre...
  8. Asakusa Tokyo, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise

    Asakusa Tokyo, Sensoji Temple and Nakamise

    Want to visit the most historic temple in Tokyo? Asakusa Tokyo 浅草 Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Today we are exploring the famous Asakusa area in Tokyo. This is the famous Nakamise shopping street that spans about 250 meters from Kaminarimon to the main grounds of Sensoji Temple. It is lined...
  9. Gokokuji Temple

    Travel Gokokuji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple (護国寺), formally known as Shinreisan Shitchi-in Gokoku-ji (神鈴山悉地院護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō. It belongs to the Shingi (新義) branch of Shingon Buddhism. History: Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (徳川綱吉, 1646-1709), the fifth Tokugawa...
  10. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  11. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  12. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  13. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  14. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  15. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  16. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  17. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  18. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  19. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
  20. Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji Temple

    Gokoku-ji (護国寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon school located in the Bunkyō Ward of Tōkyō.
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