Bishamonten Zenkokuji

Located in the center of Kagurazaka, about a 12-minute walk from UNPLAN Kagurazaka. Bishamonten is a temple originally founded by Japanese shogun (general) Tokugawa Ieyasu. Its striking red and white color scheme makes for a great photo spot. Occasionally festivals and markets are held on the temple’s premises.

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Bishamonten Zenkokuji is seen as a kind of symbol in the neighborhood. Do you know how to properly visit a temple? We'll explain the instructions for you! Firstly, when you approach the temple, you should bow slightly to show respect and gently toss a coin into the box in front of you. Then, please ring the bell (if there is one) 2 or 3 times. Next, bow slightly again and pay your respects by putting your hands together but DO NOT CLAP (a common beginner's mistake!). Lastly, please bow slightly once more. Don't miss out and remember to drop by!

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