Gokoku-ji Temple Past and Present

Early this month, I climbed Mt. Fuji in Gokoku-ji Temple in Tokyo.  This temple was built following the request of Keisho-in, the mother of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1681.  It was one of the most popular temples in Tokyo together with Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa and Eko-in Temple in Ryogoku.  Today, there are many architecture which lasted centuries.

if you have a close look at the above guidebook of Edo Era, there is Nio-mon Gate in the second picture from the left which still remains to this day.

Gokoku-ji Temple


Another gate in the right bottom is So-mon Gate.

Gokoku-ji Temple

So-mon Gate


The paths from these gates will lead you to the main hall.

There are several more interesting monuments in Gokoku-ji so I will take you there next time.


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