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Belonging to the Buzan School of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism, Gokokuji Temple was built by the mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1682. The Gekkoden Hall was moved here from Miidera temple in Otsu, Shiga Pref. The Tahoto Pagoda was modeled after the Tahoto at Ishiyamadera in Otsu, Shiga. Okuma Shigenobu, founder of Waseda Univ., is also buried here. This is the entrance to Gokokuji Temple, Niomon Gate. It's right next to Gokokuji Station on the Yurakucho subway line. 仁王門
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After you pass through the Niomon Gate, this is what you see.1 comments
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Well
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Well
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Map of temple grounds. Belonging to the Buzan School of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism, Gokokuji temple was built by the mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1682.
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Steps going up to an inner gate called Furomon 不老門
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Furomon Gate (Ageless Gate) 不老門
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View from Furomon Gate
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Buddha statue with Tahoto Pagoda in background
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)Gokokuji Temple has held large funerals for some famous people like singer Yutaka Ozaki in 1992.
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Kannon-do main worship hall 観音堂(本堂)
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Daibutsu Buddha statue
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Daibutsu Buddha statue
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Tahoto Pagoda at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo, Tokyo. Built in 1938 modeled after the original Tahoto Pagoda at Ishiyama-dera temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. 多宝塔
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The original Tahoto Pagoda in Otsu is more aesthetic (and a National Treasure).
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Tahoto Pagoda and Gekkoden Hall at Gokokuji temple in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
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Gekkoden Hall (Important Cultural Property). It was moved here from Miidera temple in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture. Now it serves as a tea ceremony headquarters 茶道本山. 月光殿
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Side of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Rear of Kannon-do main worship hall and autumn leaves
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Corner of railing on Kannon-do
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Kannon-do
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Kannon-do
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Kannon-do
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Inside Kannon-do main hall
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu, former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University.
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Grave of Okuma Shigenobu
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Another grand grave
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Cemetary behind the temple
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Gingko tree in fall
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Yakushido Hall 薬師堂
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33rd temple on the Saigoku Pilgrimage circuit
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Bell tower 鐘楼(付梵鐘)
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Stone lanterns
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Tea ceremony women
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Mt. Fuji motif
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Song monument
   
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