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Gokokuji Temple

5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-0764
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Spacious and Peaceful Temple Precinct in Tokyo

It’s a spacious and peaceful temple precinct, not too far from Ikebukuro. As I used to work near... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RayParks
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Adelaide, Australia
So beautiful with its cherry trees

The temple has many cherry trees mixed with the temple architecture and statues to create a very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HardeeHar
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“main hall” (2 reviews)
“ikebukuro” (2 reviews)
“raiders” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
Ikebukuro
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+81 3-3941-0764
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s a spacious and peaceful temple precinct, not too far from Ikebukuro. As I used to work near the temple many years ago, I was so glad to visit the temple during my stay in Tokyo.

Thank RayParks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple has many cherry trees mixed with the temple architecture and statues to create a very special appearance and atmosphere. I rarely take photos but took plenty here. Many trees were not in full bloom yet, on March 27. A 2.8 km walk from...More

Thank HardeeHar
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

it has a stair to walk to the temple,not so big but nice to be there, the time i were there,it was a event,so the girl wear the kimono

Thank tereence783
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful and traditional shrine. Very Spritual place and very moving to be there at the shrine if Sosai Oyama.

Thank kyokushinphill
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

It is very rare to find an original temple from the 17th Century Edo/old Tokyo given the severe earthquakes, air raids from WWII and fires in Tokyo. However, the main hall of this temple dates back to the original built by the then Tokugawa shogun...More

Thank rie s
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I was just walking around the area when I noticed on my maps this huge temple right in the middle of a very urban zone. Of course, not being very knowledgeable in the temples of Japan (just the occasional Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji information in my...More

Thank AnJo6654321
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Large area to walk around. Good panoramic view of the huge temple including the temple stairs. Ghostly atmosphere welcomes you inside as it is quiet and placid. Only a number of visitors. Good place for people who don't want to see people.

Thank Ann J
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite temples in Tokyo. Tranquil and beautiful, from the buildings, to the artwork, to the gardens. Slightly off the beaten path, but a lovely place to visit. They sometimes have a flea market on a Saturday too.

Thank Dolores186338
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Shrine is very near to the Gokokuji sta, barely a station away from Higashi-Ikebukuro. We read that this Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi who dedicated it to his mother back in 1691. The premises are notable for surviving the...More

3  Thank J&S_Singapore
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was our favorite temple in Tokyo because it was quiet. The monks invited us inside, there were families present, very peaceful - a more special experience than the popular temples.

Thank abchesworthrt
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Nearby
Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several
thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores
and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and
gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at
the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a
landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium,
planetarium, theme park as well as an observation
platform. The popular name for the western side of
...More
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