En'yuji (円融寺 or 圓融寺), founded in 853, is a Tendai Buddhist temple located in the southwestern part of Tokyo.
Its Shakado hall, created in the 14th century, is the oldest surviving building in the area corresponding to former Tokyo City dissolved in 1943.
It's a 13-min walk from Tokyu Meguro Line Nishikoyama Station.
Niomon, the gate which houses the statues of guardian deities Nio under its roof, was constructed in 1559 (but was largely modified in the Edo period).
Shakado is the hall dedicated to Gautama Buddha. The building was created in the 14th century and is the oldest existing wooden building inside the 23 wards of Tokyo and the second oldest in whole Tokyo Prefecture. It is designated as an Important Cultral Property.
Amidado is a post-war concrete hall dedicated to Amida Nyorai. It's the present main hall of the temple.
Access: 13-min walk from Tokyu Meguro Line Nishikoyama Station
Area guide around this site
Himon'ya Hachimangu (碑文谷八幡宮), founded in the Kamakura Period, is a Shinto shrine located close to En'yuji Temple.
It's 12 minutes away from Tokyu Toyoko Line Toritsudaigakumae Station, or 15 minutes away from Tokyu Meguro Line Nishikoyama Station by foot.
Shaden is the main building of the shrine. It was built (or maybe just modified) in 1872.
Kaguraden is where music is played at festivals.
Access: 12-min walk from Tokyu Toyoko Line Toritsudaigakumae Station/ 15-min walk from Tokyu Meguro Line Nishikoyama Station
A famer's house erected in the 18th century is on display near Himon'ya Hachimangu Shrine.
3-11-22 Himonya, Meguro-ku, Tokyo MAP