Jokyoji Temple

承教寺Jokyoji (承教寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple established in 1299.
Though the temple is not so large, it conserves a complex built before WWII in the middle of Tokyo.
It's a 10-min walk from Sengakuji Station of the Toei Asakusa Line or Keikyu Line, 8-min walk from Shirokane-Takanawa Station of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line or Toei Mita Line, and 9-min from Takanawadai Station of the Toei Asakusa Line.

Sanmon Gate
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The Sanmon Gate was erected in the 18th century.

Niohmon Gate
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The Niohmon Gate was also built in the 18th century. It houses a pair of Nioh, often found in temples as guardian deities.

Shoro (left) and Hondo (right)
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Shoro (left) is where a huge bell is hung. It was also constructed in the 18th century.
Hondo (right) is the main hall where the main divinities of the temple is enshrined. It was completed in 1781.

Kyakuden
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Kyakuden is a guest house. was created in the early Showa period (first half of the 20th century).


Tozenji Temple and Sengakuji Temple are not far from here.

Jokyoji Temple
2-8-2 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 10-min walk from Sengakuji Station of the Toei Asakusa Line or Keikyu Line/ 8-min walk from Shirokane-Takanawa Station of the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line or Toei Mita Line/ 9-min from Takanawadai Station of the Toei Asakusa Line