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Gokokuji Temple

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Address: 5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012 , Tokyo Prefecture
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A hidden gem that is not to be missed

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 American air raids during World War II so what we see is very much the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

the temple is one the oldest surviving in tokyo and has an authentic feel to it. the stairsleading up to are picturesque. the temple has a small pagoda and large buddha statue on the grounds. the temple itself is fairly large and unpainted revealing the wood carvings. the sakuras trees where a stark contrast to dark temple. a well keep... More 

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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 this area is "Otome Road" (Maiden Road) and there are many shops selling products related to anime with a female theme. It has rapidly become the worldwide headquarters for ‘otaku’ or geek culture.
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