Tennoji Temple

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Area: Yanaka
Address: 7 Chome-14-8 Yanaka, Taitō, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 3-3821-4474 +81 3-3821-4474
Access: 212 m from Nippori Station Yamanote Line (JY7)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK16)Jōban Line (JJ5)Keisei Main Line (KS2)
0.7 km from Sendagi Station Chiyoda Line (C15)
0.7 km from Nishi-nippori Station Chiyoda Line (C16)Yamanote Line (JY8)Keihin-Tōhoku Line (JK15)
Website: http://tendaitokyo.jp

The oldest of the many temples that fill Yanaka, Tennoji was founded by Nichiren in 1274. The famous Yanaka cemetery once belonged to the temple but was made public following a shift in religious focus by the Meiji government and never returned. The grounds are known for their large bronze Buddha – one of the seven Gods of Fortune and the only one located in Yanaka. There are also mature cherry trees which draw crowds in Spring.