Temples and shrines around Tsukiji Market – Tsukiji Honganji

Tsukiji is famous for the world-class market of seafood and vegetables – Tsukiji Market. There are temples and shrines in Tsukiji area as well. The most famous one would be Tsukiji Honganji. It’s a large temple and located only few minutes walk from the market. You would see lots of tourists amongst locals and Buddhist people paying their respects.

If you are interested in other temples and shrines in Asakusa area please read the article “3 Shrine and Temples to Go and Worship Around Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Honganji

Tsukiji Honganji is the Buddhist temple belongs to Joudoshinsyu –Honganji. The main temple Nishi Honganji is in Kyoto, Japan. Originally, the temple was built in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1617 and it had wooden structure. However it was burnt down due to Great Kantō earthquake in 1923. In 1934 they moved to current location and was rebuilt using Indian stone structure instead of Japanese traditional wooden structure. Tsukiji means constructed area, this naming came from the rebuilding because the stone temple was built on top of a reclaimed ground.

From early in the morning, people come to the temple to pay their respects. Because of its stone structure, this temple has very unique atmosphere compare to other Japanese temples. However, this solemn structure would be adored  by everyone: the locals, tourists, and worshippers. In 2014, it was registered one of the Japanese cultural heritage site. They offer many events: summer (Bon) dance festival and free lunch time classic music concerts (every last Fridays of the month) They would offer versatile cultural and historical experiences.

High lights of Tsukiji Honganji

Great pipe organ music! At Tsukiji Honganji

If you go inside of the temple, you would see a magnificent pipe organ. It’s very unusual for a Buddhist temple to have one but each pipe has Buddhist payer on it. Every month, there is a classic concert using this organ.

Strong power slot attract many people at Tsukiji Honganji.

This temple is well know for its healing /spiritual power. This temple warship Amida Nyorai (Buddha thusly come) they believe that everyone would be saved equally. That is why they have lots of followers. If you visit there you may be able to feel the positive saving vibes from Buddha as well as Tsukiji’s own area vibes, even thought you are not Buddhist yourself.

About Tsukiji Honganji

・address 3-15-1 tukiji chuo Tokyo

・tel 03-3541-1131

・opening (April~ September)AM6:00~PM 5:30 (October~March)AM6:00~PM5:00

Access

・how to get there (subway and bus)

Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Tsukiji station exit 1: 1 min walk

Tokyo Metro Yurakucho station exit 4: 5 min walk

Toei Chikatetsu Asakusa Line Higashiginza station exit 5: 5 min walk

Toei Chikatetsu Ohedo Line Tsukiji Shijo station exit 1: 5 min walk

・From Haneda/Narita airport and Tokyo Main Station

From Haneda airport

keikyukukosen eapoto kaitoku ( naritakuko iki ) at Sengakuji statation

change to toeiasakusasen eapoto kaitoku ( naritakuko iki )at Daimon station, change to toei oedosen ryokoku kasuga homen get off at Tsukiji Shijo station: about 40 min.

From Narita airpot, take Skyliner 38, at nippori station, change to Yamate line ueno houmen iki, at Hamamatsucho station, change to toei oedosen ryokoku kasuga homen get off at Tsukiji Shijo: about 75 min

From Tokyo Main station, get Keihintohokusen kaisoku ( ofuna iki ) at Hamamatsucho station, change to toei oedosen ryokoku kasuga homen get off at Tsukiji Shijo: about 20 min

From Haneda airport about 40 min/ Narita airport about 75min/ Tokyo Main station about 20 min

・Official URL  http://tsukijihongwanji.jp/

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About Shoto Hachiya

Hello, my name is Shoto! I’ve lived in and traveled many countries. Through the experiences, I saw a lot of different cultures and customs, and that made me realize how unique Japanese culture is.