Built in the late 17th century, this imposing temple survived all natural and military disasters of the 20th century, and is now one of the most impressive religious buildings in all of Tokyo. In addition to the main hall, the attached cemetery is beautifully laid out and well worth checking out. Historical figures like Okuma Shigenobu, Meiji-era politician and founder of Waseda University, and field marshal Yamagata Aritomo are buried in the open section. The Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery is also connected to the temple, but is off limits to the public.
5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku
|Transport:||Gokokuji Station (Yurakucho line)|