Rare in Japan, This Temple Features a Unique Exterior
Tsukiji Honganji is a Buddhist temple of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji sect, under the direct control of Nishi Honganji Temple in Kyoto.
The unique exterior of this building was created by an architect who favored ancient Buddhist design.
The rounded roof covering the Main Hall is shaped like a sacred fig leaf, with a lotus flower depicted in the middle.
To the left and the right of the large stairway leading up to the Main Hall, stand 2 statues of winged lions. Besides those, statues of various animals around the temple grounds greet visitors.
The beautiful stained glass above the black doors at the entrance to the Main Hall is another must-see!
Besides events, the pipe organ in the Main Hall is used for lunchtime concerts. (Free; held on the final Friday of the month, 12:10-12:50 pm)
It is possible to use the restaurant and lodging facilities here.
At the Information Center, there is a restaurant and a shop.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
- 6:00 am to 5:30 pm (Apr.-Sept.); 6:00 am to 5:00 pm (Oct.-Mar.)
(1) About 1 minute on foot from Exit 1 of Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
(2) About 5 minutes on foot from Exit 4 of Shintomicho Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
(3) About 5 minutes on foot from Exit 5 of Higashi-Ginza Station on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line
(4) About 5 minutes on foot from Exit A1 of Tsukiji-Shijo Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)