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Sojiji Temple (Nishiarai Daishi)

1-15-1 Nishiarai, Adachi 123-0841, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3890-2345
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Large and important temple in Tokyo

This temple is part of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and has ties with Kobo Daishi, the great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nonnapn
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Manila, Philippines
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This temple is walking distance from Emblem Hostel. They sell yummy treats and if you want to stay... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
garp1099
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Whittier, California
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1-15-1 Nishiarai, Adachi 123-0841, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is part of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and has ties with Kobo Daishi, the great Buddhist saint. There are lovely ponds, small shrines and an okunoin or graveyard that mirrors Kobo Daishi's resting place in Koyasan. It's quite easy to get to...More

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This temple is walking distance from Emblem Hostel. They sell yummy treats and if you want to stay for the sutra, just ask for the schedule at the information center.

Thank garp1099
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank TD_Team
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Amsy29
Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of the beautiful shrines one must visit to know Japan's ritual/culture and day to day living style. Locals visit this shrine on almost all festival times.

Thank Suprit07
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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.

Thank Justice334
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The temple is so nice, but the garden was great with a waterfall and different little shrines. The surrounding streets are also great to wander around - so picturesque.

Thank Sabrina D
Reviewed 9 May 2016

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

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 22 April 2016

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

1  Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The temple is the main one in the area. The inside is very rich. Many small shrines next to it. Beautiful garden with a waterfall, pond and big wisteria. Really lovely in spring. Not too many people.

Thank Roni S
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