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Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple

[Religion] [Temple]

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

Features
△ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
◎ Unique
○ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see Main Hall that is made of stone
2: to see a pipe organ in Main Hall

Buddhist Temple of Indian Architectural Style in Tsukiji

If you visit Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, you can see the ancient Indian-style stone Main Hall surrounded by Stone Gates and Stone Wall in the temple grounds.

Its exterior is very different from traditional wooden Japanese-style buildings of Buddhist temple. On the other hand, its interior is similar to those of other Buddhist temples in Japan except a pipe organ. Main Hall, Stone Gates and Stone Wall are selected as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.

Also, you can see the Statue of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) in the temple grounds.

Moreover, this Buddhist temple holds various kinds of events including Bon Dance Festival in summer in the temple grounds.

It was established in 1617. It is a small branch Buddhist temple of Hongwanji Group of Jodo-Shinshu Sect at commercial area in Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Tsukiji station.

For your information, you can go to this temple from Tsukiji Market, Hama-Rikyu Gardens, Kabukiza Theatre, Kabukiza Gallery, and Ginza Central Street within a walking distance.

Event Information

"The Tsukiji Hongwanji pipe organ lunch time concert"
The 142th: February 23, 2018 (Friday)
The 143th: March 30, 2018 (Friday)

Finished Event Information

"Flower Festival"
April 12, 2015 (Sunday)

"The Tsukiji Hongwanji pipe organ lunch time concert"
The 111th: July 31, 2015 (Friday)
The 112th: August 28, 2015 (Friday)
The 113th: September 25, 2015 (Friday)
The 114th: October 30, 2015 (Friday)
The 115th: November 27, 2015 (Friday)
The 116th: December 25, 2015 (Friday)
The 117th: January 29, 2016 (Friday)
The 118th: February 26, 2016 (Friday)
The 119th: March 25, 2016 (Friday)
The 120th: April 29, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)
The 121th: May 27, 2016 (Friday)
The 122th: June 24, 2016 (Friday)
The 123th: July 29, 2016 (Friday)
The 124th: August 26, 2016 (Friday)
The 125th: September 30, 2016 (Friday)
The 126th: October 28, 2016 (Friday)
The 127th: November 25, 2016 (Friday)
The 128th: December 23, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)
The 129th: January 27, 2017 (Friday)
The 130th: February 24, 2017 (Friday)
The 131th: March 31, 2017 (Friday)
The 132th: April 28, 2017 (Friday)
The 133th: May 26, 2017 (Friday)
The 134th: June 30, 2017 (Friday)
The 135th: July 28, 2017 (Friday)
The 136th: August 25, 2017 (Friday)
The 137th: September 29, 2017 (Friday)
The 138th: October 27, 2017 (Friday)
The 139th: November 24, 2017 (Friday)
The 140th: December 22, 2017 (Friday)
The 141th: January 26, 2018 (Friday)

"The 68th Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Bon Dance Festival"
from July 29, 2015 (Wednesday) to August 1, 2015 (Saturday)

"The 7th Buddhism Chorus Music Exchange Meeting"
September 27, 2015 (Sunday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Houonkou"
from November 11, 2015 (Wednesday) to November 16, 2015 (Monday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Chorus Gakuyu-Kai Houonkou Concert"
November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Jodoe"
December 8, 2015 (Tuesday)

"Joyasai (Year-end ritual)"
December 31, 2015 (Thursday)

"Gantane (New Year's Day Ceremony)"
January 1, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Yose"
January 22, 2016 (Friday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Yose"
March 22, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Shunki Higan-e (Equinox Services)"
from March 17, 2016 (Thursday) to March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)

"dancyu Festival in Tsukiji 2016"
from March 26, 2016 (Saturday) to March 27, 2016 (Sunday)

"Flower Festival"
April 10, 2016 (Sunday)

"Shusogotan-e (Celebration of Shinran Shonin's Birth)"
May 21, 2016 (Saturday)

"Anniversary Event of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple: Visiting Tokyo Parish by the 25th Head Priest"
from July 6, 2016 (Wednesday) to July 7, 2016 (Thursday)

"Urabon-e Memorial Service"
from July 13, 2016 (Wednesday) to July 14, 2016 (Thursday)

"The 69th Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Bon Dance Festival"
from August 3, 2016 (Wednesday) to August 6, 2016 (Saturday)

"Kyu-Urabon-e"
from August 13, 2016 (Saturday) to August 16, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Night Tour"
August 27, 2016 (Saturday)

"Shuki Higan-e Buddhist Memorial Service"
from September 20, 2016 (Tuesday) to September 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Chorus Gakuyu-Kai Houonkou Concert 2016"
November 6, 2016 (Sunday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Houonkou"
from November 11, 2016 (Friday) to November 16, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Joyae (Year-end ritual)"
December 31, 2016 (Saturday)

"Gantane (New Year's Day Ceremony)"
January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"The 63th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 26, 2017 (Thursday)

"Shunki Higan-e (Equinox Services)"
from March 17, 2017 (Friday) to March 23, 2017 (Thursday)

"Flower Festival"
April 9, 2017 (Sunday)

"Shusogotan-e (Celebration of Shinran Shonin's Birth)"
May 21, 2017 (Sunday)

"Urabon-e Memorial Service"
from July 13, 2017 (Thursday) to July 16, 2017 (Sunday)

"The 70th Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Bon Dance Festival"
from August 2, 2017 (Wednesday) to August 5, 2017 (Saturday)

"Kyu-Urabon-e"
from August 13, 2017 (Sunday) to August 16, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Shuki Higan-e"
from September 20, 2017 (Wednesday) to September 26, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Chorus Gakuyu-Kai Houonkou Concert 2017"
November 5, 2017 (Sunday)

"Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple Houonkou"
from November 11, 2017 (Saturday) to November 16, 2017 (Thursday)

"Joyae (Year-end ritual)"
December 31, 2017 (Sunday)

"The Bell on New Year's Eve"
January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Gantane (New Year's Day Ceremony)"
January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace, and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 6:00 to 17:30 from April to September. It opens from 6:00 to 17:00 from October to March.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

Access
It takes 1 minute from Tsukiji Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Tsukiji Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line)
◎ Higashi-Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro: Hibiya Line)
◎ Higashi-Ginza Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)
◎ Tsukiji-Shijo Station (Toei Subway: Oedo Line)
◎ Shintomicho Station (Tokyo Metro: Yurakucho Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
◎ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple

Name in Roman Letters
Tsukiji Honganji

Name in Japanese
築地本願寺
つきじほんがんじ

Address
3-15-1, Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo, 104-8435, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3541-1131

URL
http://tsukijihongwanji.jp

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