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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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stumbled upon it

We were walking around in Shinjuku and found this temple. It is very pretty, and there is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
interviewtraveler
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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.”
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank wannarunawayperth
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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Roberts69
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank interviewtraveler
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.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Linda T
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

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank mrdom
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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank therealEulalie
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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
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east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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