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Joenji Temple

7-12-5 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3371-1797
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Interesting

Very old but mixed well with more modern buildings also. A quiet oasis. Monks not good english and... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
wannarunawayperth
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Western Australia
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A temple that didn't look as old as it is, but cemetery was interesting.

I came across the Joenji Temple (a temple of Nichiren-shu) which was moved to the current location... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Roberts69
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 Oct 2017
“Interesting”
10 Mar 2017
“A temple that didn't look as old as it is, but cemetery was interesting.”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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7-12-5 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinjuku
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+81 3-3371-1797
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Very old but mixed well with more modern buildings also. A quiet oasis. Monks not good english and reception not always open eould have been great to have a tour or able to ask some questions

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

I came across the Joenji Temple (a temple of Nichiren-shu) which was moved to the current location in 1585. To be honest I did not feel there was anything special about it and it certainly didn't seem to be over 400 years old. What was...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were walking around in Shinjuku and found this temple. It is very pretty, and there is a lovely cemetary to walk through. It's a calm place just outside a busy area.

Thank interviewtraveler
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Great spot to look at cherry blossoms right now without a lot of tourist. Not a lot of trees, but nice a peaceful without tourist being in your photo.

Thank Linda T
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

I only came here because I could see the cemetery from my hotel window. The temple has very little but the cemetery is very atmospheric and well cared for. If you're in Shinjuku and want a quick look at a Japanese cemetery, this is a...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

We came to Joenji Temple on New Year's eve, the temple is small but they treated us like their guests, such an amazing experience. They took us to ring the bell at midnight and we were able to celebrate the New Year in the most...More

Thank Eulalie C
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