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Jorenji Temple (Tokyo Daibutsu)

Akabane / Itabashi
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Address: 5-28 Akatsuka, Itabashi 175-0092, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 80-5063-1120

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Jorenji Temple (3rd Biggest Buddha in Japan)

Went on a Saturday and the place was not crowded at all. Temple grounds are clean and there is stone steps going up but on the other side a sloping gradient for wheelchair access... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Went on a Saturday and the place was not crowded at all. Temple grounds are clean and there is stone steps going up but on the other side a sloping gradient for wheelchair access is available. The Buddha is about 11 meter high, jet black color. Dont forget to check out the big crest of Tokugawa on the iron gates.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This statue is about the same size as its more famous kin, the Great Buddha of Kamakura. Both are seated outdoors, but the Tokyo one is surrounded by trees which partially block the view during the leafy season. The temple grounds are very agreeable. There seem to be a lot of Thai visitors.The authorities apparently have not decided whether the... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Very quiet temple and clean as well. It is near the highway. Tokiwadai is a nice place with everything you need in it.

Thank Mariko I

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Akabane / Itabashi
In Akabane and Itabashi, visitors can get a glimpse of the ordinary day-to-day life of Tokyo. On the east side of Akabane station, there are many traditional shopping districts and small izakayas, while on the west side, there’s a modern shopping mall. Itabashi is currently being developed as a residential area with a huge 1.1km long shopping street that extends from east to west. Rows of shops and izakayas target the down to earth everyday needs of locals. Both Akabane and Itabashi are notable for their easy access to the city center as well as their proximity to Ikebukuro.
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