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Ryusenji Temple

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Address: 3-20-26 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3712-7549

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Famous shrine as a picnic destination among people in Edo era

A big Vairocana statue is settled in this Buddhist temple. It was a famous shrine as a common picnic destination among people in Edo era, and its name was found in an old maps... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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914 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big Vairocana statue is settled in this Buddhist temple. It was a famous shrine as a common picnic destination among people in Edo era, and its name was found in an old maps which drawn few hundreds years ago. The building is luxurious and colorful. Cherry blossoms in the temple bloom in the spring.

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819 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple has quite a history and is one of those off-the-beaten track places ensconced in Meguro, about a kilometer walking for Meguro Station. There are many things to see at this temple, including the small waterfall, stone grotto, main temple, hall, and little forest area in the back. Before or after you sample one of the many famous ramen... More 

Thank warren D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Ryūsenji is dedicated to Fudō-Myōō, specifically the Meguro Fudō-Myōō, Black-eyed Immovable King of Wisdom. In the Edo Period five protective statues of Fudō-Myōō were placed around the capital and each had different coloured eyes. The statue at this temple was one, and his black eyes give the ward of Meguro its name, with white-eyed Mejiro being another. The theme of... More 

Thank ART196
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Up the hill from daienji temple with the 500 small Buddha's is this temple with 500 large buddhas although only some 300 survive. This temple requires a fee of 150 yen per person but there ripped off giant Buddha's are worth it. There is also a small museum. It is worth the further walk from metro station.

Thank charlesgolden
Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I really enjoyed myself the last two mornings outside this temple. I probably took over 100 photos; found the attention to detail and the daily activities of the visitors and groundskeepers fascinating. A lot more peaceful, for example, than the touristy places like Asakusa but well worth the time spent getting there (I was staying just around the corner so... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Every month on the 28th, they have a matsuri. Lots of street food and games. The temple is about 10 minutes walk from Fudomae station.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

I visited this place while it was raining, it is an easy walk and wonderful scenery! I can't wait to go back to visit!

Thank Mike C

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