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Koan-ji Temple, Tokyo

Koan-ji Temple - Tokyo, Japan
Koan-ji Temple
4-12 Yushima, Tokyo, Japan 113-0004Map
+81 3 3201 3331

This tiny Zen Buddist temple's main hall, originally constructed in the 19th century, resembles a traditional Japanese storehouse, or kura. Well-to-do families built these storehouses with thick walls and barred windows to protect their valuables from fire. Perhaps this explains why the temple survived the great Kanto earthquake in 1923 and the subsequent second world war bombings in 1945—quite rare among the city's wood-constructed buildings.

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Koan-ji Temple General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Ueno
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