Surrounded by office blocks and other bulky buildings, this temple of the Jodo (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism was constructed to honour the tens of thousands of Edoites who lost their lives in the 1657 Great Fire of Meireki. Ekoin was also the site of kanjin-zumo (the predecessor of professional sumo) tournaments for 78 years until 1909, when the wrestlers moved into the original Ryogoku Kokugikan.
|Venue name:||Ekoin Temple||Contact:|
2-8-10 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
|Transport:||Ryogoku Station (Sobu line), west exit; (Oedo line), exit A5|