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Beautiful location out of Tokyo's CBD, buddhist temple common for locals to go in the beginning of year, for celebrate hatsumode. Moreover, popular for yakuyoke. Usually people bring back the previous ofuda, in order to get new one after monk's celebration. There is also nice...More
Sojiji temple is one of its kind, the walk towards it is beautiful and you get to learn more about the Japanese culture. It gets pretty packed for new years and its famous within the locals as not many travellers know about it being far...More
Great temple opened daily 9 to 4 pm. First time temple for me, beautiful make sure you have at least 1 hour to invest, you can stay outside enjoy nice lake in the garden, also there is local market right after you leave the temple.
We went there by bus from JR Ikekukuro Station. There were restaurants and souvenir shops along the street which led to the Temple. Many flowers had been planted around the temple area, particularly the peonies, sakura trees and wisterias. There was no fee charges to...More
This is a rather big temple, and we know this temple especially for flowers. Depending upon the seasons, you can admire cherry blossoms, peonies, wisteria, etc. We went there last week, and peonies were in full bloom. They say that this year the best season...More
Please note that the purpose of this review is not to offend anyone but to give account of my experience as a traveller visiting the Sojiji Temple. I understand full well that the temples in Japan are holy sites – not simply for the pleasure...More
This is a nice little Buddhist temple about 50 minutes outside the Roppongi/Shibuya area of Tokyo via subway/train lines. It takes some doing to get there, but it is a good area to get out of the typical tourist areas of Tokyo. Don't go expecting...More