Nanzoin Temple

NanzoinNanzoin (南蔵院), established in 1357, is a neat Shingon Buddhist temple.
It takes 18 minutes on foot from Nerima Station of the Toei Oedo Line or the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. You can also reach here by bus.

Front approach
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Garden
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Kuri
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Kuri, or the residence for the priest, was created in 1753.

Hondo
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Hondo, or the main hall, was constructed in 1753.

Yakushido (right) & Enmado (left)
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Yakushido was completed in 1707, and Enmado 1753.

Shoromon gate
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Shoromon was built in the 18th century. The gate houses a pair of statues of Kongo-rikishi on the first floor and hangs a bell on the second floor.

Akamon gate
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Akamon, which means "red gate," and Shoromon is on the western end of the temple grounds. The present entrance of the temple is on the eastern end, but it seems like the western side used to be the entrance in the olden days.

Nagayamon gate
Nanzoin
Nanzoin Temple
1-15-1 Nakamura, Nerima-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 18-min walk from Nerima Station of the Toei Oedo Line or Seibu Ikebukuro Line
Area guide around this site