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Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple (毘沙門天 善国寺)

Bishamonten is a Nichiren school of Buddhism temple which Tokugawa Ieyasu built in 1595 in an act of founding a place of spiritual protection for the state. In 1793, it was relocated to its current location, Kagurazaka. The principal image of worship at the temple is Bishamonten (Japanese name for Vaiśravaṇa, a Buddhist deity) which has been designated as a Tangible Cultural Property by Shinjuku City. The faithful have since ancient times called it “Bishamon-sama of Kagurazaka”. The Gokaicho (honoring and unveiling of Buddhist image) of the Bishamonten statues is held each year in January, May and September on the day of the Tiger. During the New Year, it is one of the temples of “the tour of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune in Yamanote”, which is when worshippers visit seven temples to pray for happiness.


Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kagurazaka 5-36 (Kanda / AkihabaraArea)

phone 0332690641

[Counter] 9:00-17:00

Review of Zenkokuji Temple

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Reviewed:2020/03/31 Checked the Temple Box ....
No trip to Tokyo would be complete without a trip to a Buddist temple. This one will give you all the sights, sounds, smells and visuals you will need.
It is located in town and is easily accessible...
Reviewed:2019/12/19 Temple visit and sites
Very impressive wooden designs and live prayer sessions. Observed quite a few groups come in and participate in ceremonies. You see at your leisure.
Reviewed:2019/11/24 Lots of people
Being in Tokyo itself with 37 million people living here, this place gets very crowded. But that what Tokyo is all about so we enjoyed our visit to this temple.

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Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kagurazaka 5-36 [map]
Kanda / AkihabaraArea
[Counter] 9:00-17:00
Admission fee free
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