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)
Review of Zenkokuji TempleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
It is located in town and is easily accessible...
- [Counter] 9:00-17:00
- Admission fee free
- Parking Lot
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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