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Gokokuji Temple

5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3941-0764
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Creepy and ghostly

Large area to walk around. Good panoramic view of the huge temple including the temple stairs... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Ann J
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Peaceful oasis

One of my favourite temples in Tokyo. Tranquil and beautiful, from the buildings, to the artwork... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Dolores186338
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jan 2017
“Creepy and ghostly”
15 Jan 2017
“Peaceful oasis”
LOCATION
5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo 112-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
Ikebukuro
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+81 3-3941-0764
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Large area to walk around. Good panoramic view of the huge temple including the temple stairs. Ghostly atmosphere welcomes you inside as it is quiet and placid. Only a number of visitors. Good place for people who don't want to see people.

Thank Ann J
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite temples in Tokyo. Tranquil and beautiful, from the buildings, to the artwork, to the gardens. Slightly off the beaten path, but a lovely place to visit. They sometimes have a flea market on a Saturday too.

Thank Dolores186338
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...More

3  Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank abchesworthrt
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...More

Thank Abdulrahman92
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