The Gokoku-ji Temple from Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, was built in 1681 by the shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, the fifth shogun of the Tokugawa dynasty.
Located on the top of a hill, Gokoku-ji Temple is one of the very few buildings in Tokyo having survived to all the earthquakes and fires of the last three centuries and to the World War II bombings. The main hall (Kannon-do), still in its original form, is a most impressive building and it was designated as part of the important cultural properties of Japan.
However, despite being one of the most important temples in Tokyo, Gokoku-ji is visited by very few tourists…
Travel Tip: On every second Saturday of the week, between 8 AM and 2 PM, an antique - flea market takes place here.
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