|Address:||7 Chome-14-8 Yanaka, Taitō, Tokyo 110-0001, Japan [map]|
212 m from Nippori Station
0.7 km from Sendagi Station
0.7 km from Nishi-nippori Station
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.