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Zenkokuji Temple

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Address: 5-36 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku 162-0825, Tokyo Prefecture
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Worth a trip

It's a nice piece of history and worth a trip. I actually enjoyed walking around the Asakusa neighborhood more than the temple itself. Maybe I'm not much of a temple person but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Jeffrey M
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San Francisco, California
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takaratsuka city hyogo japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

i don't know why i stayed here few hours, just doing nothing. maybe to relax my heart? i sat on the stairs, just saw people passing by. nice feeling.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The temple in Japan are just amazing, I couldn't get enough of them. Such great architecture and very calming.

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Thank Kat562
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It's a nice piece of history and worth a trip. I actually enjoyed walking around the Asakusa neighborhood more than the temple itself. Maybe I'm not much of a temple person but had a good time with everything else the neighborhood has to offer.

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1 Thank Jeffrey M
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lot of people around, buses easy to get you there. loads of temples but this one has everything you could expect in Japan

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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Worth a visit - as most of these temples are. Take you time to have a good look around. Defiantly worth finding.

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My family visited this beautiful Temple in Kyoto japan last week and found it to be very interesting. Again the different designs of the many Temples in Japan are very interesting to see and learn about. This Temple was very easy to get too and was one of the only Temples where we could listen to the monks praying and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good place to check out if you are in the area, nothing spectacular but worth the look and nice place to wonder and relax.

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Thank Simon L
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

It was the ohly temple where we could listen to the monks praying/singing. It was a very nice experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We found the temple by accident while walking along streets in Tokyo. ANd this's a nice temple. We can also easily find local food here. This's an Ok temple for Tokyo!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This temple was a little of a surprise in the middle of shinjuku stop and take some pics while learning about thus temple.

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Yotsuya / Iidabashi
Yotsuya and Iidabashi are areas that developed around the outer moat of the Imperial palace. Nearby in Kagurazaka, there is an old red-light district with a photogenic feel evocative of the ambiance of old Tokyo. Narrow paths with stone paving remain to this day, and there are long-standing restaurants with geishas and quaint old cafes in townhouse buildings.
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