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28 Jun 2018
“Quaint temple complex”
24 Mar 2018
“Mini Kamakura! (Bronze Buddha) A good place to have quiet time!”
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7-14-8, Yanaka, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Tennoji began life in 1274 however little remains of the original temple after its destruction in the 1868 Battle of Ueno. In 1957, a five-storied pagoda dating from the late eighteenth century did stand on what were then the temple grounds however burnt to the...More

Thank Adrian2016Traveller
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Tennoji Temple wasn't in my plans; I just let the YaNeSen walk surprise me whatever I can find. Tennoji Temple is the first part of the YaNeSen walk, together with Yanaka Ginza Shopping Street and Yanaka Cemetery. Unlike Sensoji Temple in Asakusa that is full...More

Thank Eriko H
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Nice little temple, for the beginning of your Yanesen walking tour. You can see the bronze buddha statue the moment you enter. It was very quiet, no tourists (besides me!) & little locals too.

1  Thank aska215
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Short walk from Nippori Station to a lovely temple with a bronze Buddha statue. Was fortunate to visit during cherry blossoms. The temple borders the cemetery.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We first visited Tennoji 3 years back when we explore Yanaka. We were staying at nearby Nippori recently which is just beside so a revisit here is a must!! 天王寺is the nearest Temple just after alighting from JR station. A few steps up the stone...More

Thank Camper803123
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited here in October. Mixed with modern gate and traditional garden. So beautiful and peaceful place.

Thank Takeshi S
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Equally nice to any other good temple, but it's in a quiet neighbourhood, it's not touristy, even locals didn't really show up there.

1  Thank Erik T
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Definitely a must see! Very beautiful temple and an extraordinary gardens. You can buy tickets to either just the garden or both, I would recommend both as it is only a fraction more and the temple is lovely.

Thank SheensA86
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Tennoji used to own most of Yanaka Cemetery before a portion of their land was confiscated in the Meiji restoration era.The remaining complex is well preserved.

Thank Don F
Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a gem of a temple at the back of Yanaka Cemetery and across the road from Nippori Station. It is really peaceful and has a lovely bronze buddha along with a number of other beautiful monuments. I think it is often overlooked so...More

2  Thank Emma C
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Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
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the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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