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Southern and weastern areas inside but on the edge of 23 wards. Located here are Ikegami Honmonji, Gotoh Museum, Gotokuji, Jidayubori Minkaen Museum, etc.

SouthWestern Urban Tokyo - Guide

pinIkegami Honmonji Temple [池上本門寺] link



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Ikegami Honmonji is a major Nichiren Buddhist temple. Many of its buildings were burned down during WWII and were reconstructed with concrete after the war but some of the old peripheral buildings remain. Its Japanese stroll garden is on public display once a year for walk-through around September. On the evening of Oct 12, there will be a mando procession.
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8-min walk from Tokyu Ikegami Line Ikegami Station

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pinHongyoji Temple [本行寺]



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hongyoji is the largest subsidiary temple of Ikegami Honmonji.
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Adjoining Ikegami Honmonji Temple

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pinIkegami Bai-en Garden [池上梅園]



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9:00-16:30; free; closed Mon*, late Dec-early Jan

Ikegami Baien is a Japanese garden with Japanese apricots and azaleas.
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5-min walk from Ikegami Honmonji Temple

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pinRokugo Jinja Shrine [六郷神社]



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Rokugo Jinja is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts. It is located near the border (the Tama-gawa River) with Kawasaki City. The annual grand festival is held in early June here.
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8-min walk from Keikyu Line Rokugo-dote Sta.

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pinAnamori Inari Jinja Shrine [穴守稲荷神社]



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Anamori Inari Jinja is a Shinto shrine near Haneda Airport.
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3-min walk from Keikyu Line Anamori-Inari Sta.

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pinKomyoji Temple [光明寺]



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Komyoji is a Jodo Buddhist temple with a modern Japanese garden.
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5-min walk from Tokyu Tamagawa Line Shimomaruko Sta.

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pinMeguro Fudoson Ryusenji Temple [目黒不動尊(滝泉寺)]



Meguro-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Meguro Fudoson, formally Ryusenji, is a relatively large Tendai Buddhist temple.
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10-min walk from Tokyu Meguro Line Fudo-mae Station

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pinSetagaya Kannonji Temple [世田谷観音寺]



Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Setagaya Kannnonji is a new temple established in 1951 but its buildings were built before that elsewhere and relocated here.

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pinSaichoji Temple [西澄寺]



Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Saichoji is a Shinogon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
Near Kannonji Temple

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pinYogyokuin Temple [養玉院如来寺]



Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Yogyokuin is a Tendai Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. Placed in Nyoraido (the red building) are five large statues of Buddha.
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8-min walk from Toei Asakusa Line Nishimagome Station

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pinKuhonbutsu Joshinji Temple [九品仏(浄真寺)]



Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Joshinji, often called Kuhonbutsu, is a relatively large Jodo Buddhist temple.
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Near Tokyu Line Kuhonbutsu Sta.

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pinGotoh Museum [五島美術館]



Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-17:00; 1000yen (300yen for garden only); closed Mon* & late Dec-early Jan

Gotoh museum, established in 1960, exhibits the art collection of former Tokyu Railway chairman Goto Keita. Its grounds used to be part of his residence and though the museum building itself is a newly erected one, his Japanese garden still remains.
Near Tokyu Line Kaminoge Sta.

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pinGotokuji Temple [豪徳寺]



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Gotokuji is a relatively large Soto Zen temple.
Near Tokyu Line Miyanosaka Sta.

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pinSetagaya Daikan Yashiki [世田谷代官屋敷]



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9:00-17:00; free; closed Mon (next day ALSO closed if holiday), holidays & Dec 29-Jan 3

Setagaya Daikan Yashiki was the residence and office of the local official who was in charge of this area in the Edo era.
Near Tokyu Line Kamimachi Sta.

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pinShoin Jinja Shrine [松陰神社]



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Shoin Jinja is a Shinto shrine established in 1882 to honor philosopher and educator Yoshida Shoin beside his grave. Though he himself was executed, after his death his students became a major force in accomplishing the Meiji Restoration.
Near Tokyu Line Shoin-jinja-mae Sta.

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pinJapan Folk Craft Museum [日本民藝館] link



Meguro-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

10:00-17:00; 1100yen; closed Mon* & late Dec-early Jan

Japan Folk Craft Museum is a museum focusing on folk crafts. Its main building was constructed in 1936. Its west annex was built in 1935 as the residence of founder and philosopher Yanagi Soetsu (opens on the 2nd & 3rd Wed & Sat every month).
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7-min walk from Keio Line Komaba-Todai-mae Station

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pinKomaba Park [駒場公園]



Meguro-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-16:00; free; closed Mon*, Tue* & Dec 28-Jan 4

Komaba Park used to be the residence of a former domain lord family. There remain a Western-style and a Japanese-style house, built in 1929 and 1930 respectively.
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10-min walk from Keio Inokashira Line Komaba-Todai-mae Station

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pinRoka Koshun'en Garden [蘆花恒春園]



Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-16:30 (-16:00 inside the house); free; closed Dec 29-Jan 3

Roka Koshun'en, a farmhouse-like site constructed in the Meiji period, was the residence of novelist Tokutomi Roka.
15-min walk from Keio Line Hachiman-yama Sta.

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pinJidayubori Park Minkaen Museum [次大夫堀公園 民家園]



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9:30-16:30; free; closed Mon*, Dec 28-31 & Jan 2-4

Several farm houses from the Edo period are relocated to this open-air museum.
20-min walk from Odakyu Line Seijo-Gakuen-mae Sta.

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pinRyushi Garden [龍子公園]



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

guided tours only, 10, 11 & 14 o'clock; free; closed Mon*, Dec 29-Jan 3

This site was the residence and studio of a Nihonga painter Kawabata Ryushi. It stands across the street from the Ryushi Memorial Museum displaying his works, and when the museum is closed the garden will also be closed. Guided tours are conducted only in Japanese language.
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15-min walk from Toei Asakusa Line Nishi-magome Station

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pinYutenji Temple [祐天寺]



Meguro-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Yutenji is a Jodo Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. A relatively large commemorial service for firefighters is held annually on April 29.
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6-min walk from Tokyu Toyoko Line Yutenji Station

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pinEn'yuji Temple [円融寺]



Meguro-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

En'yuji is a Tendai Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. Its Shakado, created in the 14th century, is the oldest surviving building within the 23 wards of Tokyo.
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13-min walk from Tokyu Meguro Line Nishikoyama Station

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pinYakumo Hikawa Jinja Shrine [八雲氷川神社]



Meguro-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Yakumo Hikawa Jinja is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts. Ema pictures are also on display on the grounds.
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7-min walk from Tokyu Toyoko Line Toritsu-daigaku-mae Station

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pinManpukuji Temple [万福寺]



Ota-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Manpukuji is a Soto Zen temple with well-maintained precincts.

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pinShinagawa Jinja Shrine [品川神社]



Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Shinagawa Jinja is a relatively known Shinto shrine. If you are planning to board Keikyu Line and have time, you might as well drop by since it's close to the station.
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2-min walk from Keikyu Line Shinbaba Station

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pinTenmyokokuji Temple [天妙国寺]



Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Tenmyokokuji Temple is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in the former Shinagawa post station district. There's a tea garden as well.
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4-min walk from Keikyu Line Aomono-yokocho Station

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pinSeikoin Temple [清光院]



Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Seikoin Temple is a Rinzai Zen temple with graveyards of two feudal lord clans.
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6-min walk from Keikyu Line Shinbaba Station

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pinHonkoji Temple [本光寺]



Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Honkoji Temple is a Nichiren Buddhist temple with a three-story pagoda and a tahoto-style pagoda, both of which are new and not so large but made of wood.
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2-min walk from Keikyu Line Shinbaba Station

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pinKaiunji Temple [海雲寺]



Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kaiunji is a Soto Zen temple with well-maintained precincts.
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2-min walk from Keikyu Line Aomono-yokocho Station

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pinKishin'en Garden [二子玉川公園 帰真園]



Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

9:00-17:00 (-16:30 Nov-Feb); free; closed Tue & late Dec-early Jan

Kishin'en is a small Japanese stroll garden located in Futagotamagawa Park constructed in 2013.

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NorthWestern Urban Tokyo - Guide

pinAsagaya Shinmeigu Shrine [阿佐ケ谷神明宮]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Asagaya Shinmeigu is a beautiful Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts.
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2-min walk from JR Chuo Line Asagaya Station

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pinTemple Town of Koenji [高円寺の寺町]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

There are a number of neat temples between JR Chuo Line Koenji Station and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Shin-Koenji Station.
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pinMabashi Inari Jinja Shrine [馬橋稲荷神社]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Mabashi Inari Jinja is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts.
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11-min walk from JR Chuo Line Asagaya Station

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pinIgusa Hachimangu Shrine [井草八幡宮]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Igusa Hachimangu is a large Shinto shrine on the western outskirts of Tokyo.
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17-min walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Kamiigusa Station

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pinKansenji Temple [観泉寺]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Kansenji is a Soto Zen temple with beautiful pricencts.
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14-minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Kami-Igusa Station

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pinHosenji Temple [宝仙寺]



Nakano-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Hosenji is a Shingon Buddhist temple with a three-storied pagoda. There's also a stone garden. On Setsubun Day (Feb 3), a ceremony called Setsubun-e is held, and there will be a procession of people disguised as monk warriors.
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5-min walk from Nakano-sakaue Station of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line or the Toei Oedo Line

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pinTetsugakudo Park [哲学堂公園]



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8:00-18:00 (9:00-17:00 Oct-Mar); free; closed Dec 29-31

Tetsugakudo Park is a municipal park founded by a philosopher. Several small but unusual constructions stand here.
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12-min walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Araiyakushi-mae Station

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pinNakano History Museum [中野区立歴史民俗資料館]



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9:00-17:00; free; closed Mon, 3rd Sun every month, late Dec-early Jan

Nakano History Museum focuses the history and folk custom of Nakano City. Taking photos is allowed.
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10-min walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Numabukuro Station.

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pinHorinouchi Myohoji Temple [堀之内妙法寺]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Myohoji is a relatively large Nichren Buddhist temple with a complex which survived WWII.
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11-min walk from Shin-Koenji Station

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pinOmiya Hachimangu Shrine [大宮八幡宮]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Omiya Hachimangu is a relatively large Shinto shrine. You can also see many mikoshi being displayed here.
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10-min walk from Keio Inokashira Line Eifukucho Station

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pinAizen'in Temple [愛染院]



Nerima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Aizen'in is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
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2-min walk from Toei Oedo Line Nerima-kasugacho Station.

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pinMusashino Inari Jinja Shrine [武蔵野稲荷神社]



Nerima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Misashino Inari Jinja is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained precincts. Its Haiden is of an unusual shape.
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3-min walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line Ekoda Station

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pinNanzoin Temple [南蔵院]



Nerima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Nanzoin is a Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
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18-min walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line Nerima Station

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pinChomeiji Temple [長命寺]



Nerima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Chomeiji is a relatively large Shingon Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts. Many stone pagodas and statues are placed in the precincts.
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5-min walk from Seibu Line Nerima-koyadai Station

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pinTemple & Shrines around Shakujii Park [石神井公園周辺の社寺]



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There are several well-maintained temples and shrines (Sanpoji, Dojiji, etc.) and a museum around Sanpoji Pond in Shakujii Park.
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20-min walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line Shakuji-Koen Station

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pinMyofukuji Temple [妙福寺]



Nerima-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Myofukuji is a middle-sized Nichiren Buddhist temple with well-maintained precincts.
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10-min walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line Oizumi-gakuen Station

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pinOgikubo Hachiman Jinja Shrine [荻窪八幡神社]



Suginami-ku, Tokyo Pref.MAP

Ogikubo Hachiman Jinja is a Shinto shrine with well-maintained grounds.
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20-min walk from JR Ogikubo Station

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