Honkoji

HonkojiHonkoji (本光寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo and is a 2-minute walk from Keikyu Line Shinbaba Station.
When it was exactly established is unknown, but at first it was a Shingon Buddhist temple and was converted into a Nichiren Buddhist one in 1382.
In the temple precincts, there are a three-story pagoda and a tahoto-style pagoda, both of which are relatively new and not so large but made of wood.

Sanmon gate
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The Sanmon is the front gate.

Inside Sanmon gate
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Tahoto
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This wooden, rather small tahoto-style pagoda was erected in 1985.

Hondo
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The Hondo is the main building. It was constructed in 1968 with concrete.

Kyakuden
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Kyakuden is the guest house.

Three-storied pagoda
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This Sanju-no-to, or the three-story-pagoda, was also created in 1985.

Honkoji Temple
4-2-8 Minami-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: a 2-min walk from Keikyu Line Shinbaba Station
Area guide around this site