Tsukiji Honganji

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Name in Japanese: 築地本願寺
Area: Tsukiji
Address: 3-15-1 Tuskiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo [map]
Access: 160 m from Tsukiji Station Hibiya Line (H10)
468 m from Shintomichō Station Yurakucho Line (Y20)
0.5 km from Tsukijishijo Station Oedo Line (E18)

Tsukiji Honganji is a Buddhist temple located near Tsukiji Market, with a decidedly un-Japanese design.

The temple is reminiscent of Buddhist temples in the Indian subcontinent, with stone and concrete replacing the timber typically seen in Japanese temples and shrines.

Visitors are welcome to wander in. In English, the temple name is often written anachronistically as ‘Hongwanji’.