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The main gate of Tougouji Temple

The grand, main gate that inspired a movie set.

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This Nichiren Sect Temple was founded by renowned navy Admiral, Tougou Heihachirou.
It's home to a massive, commanding gate at its front that is said to have inspired the gate in "Rashomon" the Akira Kurosawa film that received worldwide acclaim in the Venice Film Festival and similar events.

In the spring, the weeping cherry trees come into full bloom, making a breathtaking sight for all who visit.

※You can only visit up to the main gate. Guests are asked to conduct themselves in a mannerly and not to disturb the temple.

Highlights

  • Home to the famous main gate that inspired a movie.
  • Known as a hot spot to see the "shidare" or weeping variety of cherryblossoms.
  • Founded by a renowned navy Admiral from Japanese history.

Photos

  • The main gate of Tougouji  Temple

    The main gate of Tougouji Temple

  • The main "yamamon" gate set atop a stone wall.

    The main "yamamon" gate set atop a stone wall.

  • The weeping cherryblossoms as they bloom in front of the main gate.

    The weeping cherryblossoms as they bloom in front of the main gate.

  • The awe-inspiring grandeur of the main gate

    The awe-inspiring grandeur of the main gate

  • Wooden construction of the main gate

    Wooden construction of the main gate

  • The temple sign pillar.

    The temple sign pillar.

Reviews

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  • 亮介

    山門前的枝垂櫻開得特別漂亮,
    人也不少幾乎都是當地人來。

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Details

Name in Japanese
東郷寺 山門
Postal Code
183-0015
Address
3-40-10 Shimizugaoka, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Telephone
042-361-2263
Open Hours
9:30am - 4:00pm
Access
7 min walk from Tama-Reien Station on the Keio Line.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)