Tochoji Temple

TochojiTochoji (東長寺), founded in 1594, is a small Soto Zen temple located in Shinjuku-ku.
Its precincts are modern and at the same time traditional.
There have emerged a lot of temple complexes made with concrete since the end of WWII, and this temple's is one of those which blended a modern design with a traditional one well.
It's an 8-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku-gyoen Station, or a 7-minute walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Akebonobashi Station.

Sanmon Gate
Tochoji

Sanmon is the main gate of the temple.

Hondo & Garden
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Hondo is the main hall of the temple. Surrounded by Sanmon, Hondo and corridors is a water garden.

Shoro
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Shoro is where a huge bell to tell time is hung.

Tahoto
Tochoji

Tahoto is a kind of pagoda.

Garden between Shoro and Tahoto
Tochoji
Tochoji Temple
4-34 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 8-min walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shinjuku-gyoen Station/ 7-min walk from Toei Shinjuku Line Akebonobashi Station
Area guide around this site