Shounji Temple

祥雲寺Shounji (祥雲寺), which is a 3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hiroo Station, is a neat Rinzai Zen temple.
It somewhat resembles Zen temples in Kyoto.

Somon Gate
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Tokoji Temple
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Tokoji is a subsidiary temple inside the gate.

Korin'in Temple
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Korin'in is another subsidiary temple inside the gate. There are several temples like these.

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Hondo
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Hondo, or the main hall, was created in the mid-19th century.

Garden in front of Hondo
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Tombs of Kuroda clan
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In the cemetery, there are stone tombs of the Kuroda clan, the feudal lord who ruled around modern-day Fukuoka City.

Shounji Temple
5-1-21 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 3-min walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Hiroo Station
Area guide around this site