Daienji Temple, Tokyo

Daienji Temple, Tokyo

One of the most photographed temples in Tokyo is Daienji Temple. This Tendai Buddhist temple is known for its many statues. It is also known for honoring Daikokuten, the God of Wealth.

The seven statues near the entrance to the temple grounds are those of the Seven Lucky Gods. There are also statues to commemorate the 500 disciples of Buddha. These statues, which are visible from the street outside of the temple, were created to honor victims of a 1772 Tokyo fire that is thought to have begun at this temple.

In addition to these statues, there are numerous figures like the Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Healing. It has the appearance of being encased in gold due to the act of placing gold leaves on the body, which is a common practice among visitors.

The Daienji Temple is open daily from 8 AM through 5 PM. It is accessible from Shimomeguro in Meguro.

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Sight Name: Daienji Temple
Sight Location: Tokyo, Japan (See walking tours in Tokyo)
Sight Type: Religious
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