Daienji Temple
Daienji Temple
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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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BROs IN JAPAN
Japan183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
One of the temple's most prominent features is a wall of over 500 stone Buddhas. It's also a popular stop on the Yamate Seven Lucky Gods Walk route. If you're on your way to Meguro's famous Hotel Gajoen make sure to pay the temple a visit.
Written 8 May 2021
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Remi
Thailand2,571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
A temple of a small scale but full of statues. Went there en route Hotel Gajoen Tokyo. It didn't fall us. It's sacred and serene. Quite a number of locals visiting and praying. The statue full of gold leaves was the Buddha of Heal. It's believed that the spot you adhered the gold leaf the exact spot on your body would be healed.
Written 15 November 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You will find this temple just west of the Meguro Station down the hill towards the river. It apparently is one of the Edo Period three great Daikoku Temples.It features statues of the seven Lucky Gods of Japan, Amida Buddha and 500 small disciples of Buddha all with their own unique faces. Apparently a fire that originated in 1772 at the temple caused fatalities and the statues were made to remember those who died.Definitely worth a look.
Written 8 October 2019
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LizzieAngel
Ormond Beach, FL58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Lovely, peaceful, historic. 500 Rakans commemorate the victims of the Fire of Gyonin-zaka. The temple is home to several statues of Buddha that are designated as cultural properties. Quick walk from Meguro station on the JR line. Just another temple, nothing special.
Written 29 April 2019
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
This is a little gem of a temple next to the Gajoen Hotel
It is renowned for its statuary
It is historic as in 1772 one of the 3 great Edo period fires started here
Written 9 March 2019
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SRQueenan
Meguro, Japan47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
This little spot is a great place to catch your breath and commune with Buddha on your way to Meguro station. Check out the hundreds of statuettes behind Buddha and the hundreds of Jizos just inside the gate. Super cool. Closes at dark though.
Written 6 January 2019
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HardeeHar
Calgary, Canada20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
A pretty place. Studying the unique expressions of 500 statues representing casualties of the Edo fire of 1772 is interesting. And there’s a description of a romance between a young man from the temple and a young woman from the local community, that began with the fire and developed in a dramatic, noble, touching way.
Written 23 March 2018
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Kasia Z
1,980 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
We came across this temple on our way to see Cat exhibit at nearby hotel. The temple is small, but happy little buddhas everywhere. Worth a stop.
Written 9 May 2017
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1mightymouse
Footscray, Australia2,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
daienji temple is a peaceful sanctuary with 500 statues of 'arhats' (enlighteneded beings) commemorating the great fire of 1772 which was believed to have started from this temple.

it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main street, recharge, absorb and rest.
Written 2 May 2017
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ART196
244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Daienji enshrines 500 Arhat statuettes . In 1772 Edo suffered one of its worst fires and the blaze claimed many lives. Daienji was built to commemorate them and many small statues depicting Rakan were carved in the following years and placed in the temple. The larger statues represent the Buddha and Bodhisattvas.
Written 13 November 2016
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