The history of Azabu's Zenpukuji temple stretches back over 1,000 years, and it's considered the oldest temple in Tokyo after Sensoji. Founded by Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai) in the Heian period, it was built to encourage the spread of Shingon Buddhism throughout the Kanto region. The temple grounds are home to ginkgo trees that are believed to be around 750 years old and have been designated natural monuments of Japan, while the temple cemetery holds the graves of Yukichi Fukuzawa and many other figures of historical importance.
|Venue name:||Azabusan Zenpukuji||Contact:|
1-6-21 Motoazabu, Minato-ku
|Transport:||Azabu-Juban Station (Namboku, Oedo lines)|