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Daienji Temple

1-8-5 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3491-2793
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Events of the 1772 fire feel particularly near, here

A pretty place. Studying the unique expressions of 500 statues representing casualties of the Edo... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
HardeeHar
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Calgary, Canada
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small but pretty

We came across this temple on our way to see Cat exhibit at nearby hotel. The temple is small, but... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Kasia Z
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1-8-5 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

A pretty place. Studying the unique expressions of 500 statues representing casualties of the Edo fire of 1772 is interesting. And there’s a description of a romance between a young man from the temple and a young woman from the local community, that began with...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We came across this temple on our way to see Cat exhibit at nearby hotel. The temple is small, but happy little buddhas everywhere. Worth a stop.

Thank Kasia Z
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

daienji temple is a peaceful sanctuary with 500 statues of 'arhats' (enlighteneded beings) commemorating the great fire of 1772 which was believed to have started from this temple. it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main street, recharge, absorb...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Daienji enshrines 500 Arhat statuettes . In 1772 Edo suffered one of its worst fires and the blaze claimed many lives. Daienji was built to commemorate them and many small statues depicting Rakan were carved in the following years and placed in the temple. The...More

Thank ART196
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This temples near measuring subway station is famous for its five hundred small Buddha's figures each sculpted individually with different facial characteristics such as joy, estacsy, hate, anger, boredom, contemplation and so on. (I do not have enough words or imagination to describe them. )....More

Thank charlesgolden
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

small and cool temple that's located very near Meguro station, it's a short walk, when you reach a super steep hill that you kind of struggle to get down/walk up you know that you are very near. The temple itself is really cool there are...More

Thank DanielKJ
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

I went to Meguro in Tokyo to look for the Daien-Ji temple. In 1615, a temple was created to honor two groups. One is a small temple connecting trees to commemorate stillborn, miscarried children and aborted fetuses. The second is a tribute to the 14,700...More

3  Thank kndy2099
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

On the way down the hill to Meguro Gajoen, I came across this small but beautiful shrine. There are a lot of different statues at this shrine. Definitely worth the visit if you are around the area.

Thank tabibito007
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Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this temple by accident. Staying close to the Meguro river, we hadn't realised this little jewel of a temple was here. We were searching for cherry blossoms - which we found. But in that search also discovered this little piece of beauty...More

1  Thank Bronwyn R
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Every part of this temple was a delight and it was the simplicity yet many focus points that resonated with our family. The serene water pond with koi fish and the hundreds of unique statues behind the main Buddha statue, the gilded statue and interesting...More

3  Thank Chris A
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
...More
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