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TF Prime 10……Non-Buddhist & Shinto Non secular Buildings In Tokyo


Latest adventures in Chiba Prefecture in search of out the moderately remoted Thai temple received me serious about different such interesting-looking non secular buildings in Tokyo. After all the overwhelming majority of non secular locations in Japan are Buddhist or Shinto however there are some others catering for these with completely different beliefs together with well-known ones in addition to a few non secular cults. Right here, in no explicit order, are ten such locations in Tokyo…

1. Tokyo Camii @ 1-19 Oyama-cho, Shibuya-ku – Ottoman-style mosque from the Nineteen Thirties positioned near Yoyogi-Uehara station. Not only a mosque however a group centre which was rebuilt in 1998 and completed in 2000. It affords excursions and a museum of Turkish tradition.  Extra particulars right here

2. Nikolai Cathedral @ 4 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku – A positive instance of Byzantine-style structure in Ochanomizu. This Russian cathedral, in its current guise, has been round since 1929 after the unique was fully destroyed in the course of the nice Kanto earthquake six years earlier. Its distinctive inexperienced dome and excessive outdated stone partitions offers it a really recognisable identification not becoming in with the remainder of the areas identi-kit workplace blocks. Extra particulars right here

3. Tsukiji Honganji @ 3-5-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku – Established in 1617 close to Asakusa, this temple was destroyed a few occasions by fires. It was then constructed between 1931 and 1934 and is famous for its distinctive structure influenced by temples in India.

4. St Mary’s Cathedral @ 3-5-16 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-ku – Famend for its structure as a lot as its standing as one of many oldest and largest cathedrals in Japan. It has eight curved partitions that are nearly perpendicular and type a big cross in an aerial view which may be seen in all its glory on Google Maps.

5. Tokyo Maso Temple @ 1-24 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku – The Japan Mazu Society is an organisation that actively engages in cultural friendship actions between Japan and Taiwan. They constructed this 4 flooring Taiwanese-style temple in 2013 on this bustling Shinjuku neighbourhood.

6. Reiyukai Shakaden Temple @ 1-7-8 Azabudai, Minato-ku – After 4 years of building, it was accomplished in 1975 and is used as a gathering place and social centre for Reiyukai members and local people….in addition to for filming music movies it appears! It has featured in a few music movies most notably ‘#thatPOWER‘ by will.i.am that includes Justin Bieber. Moreover it’s extra frequent makes use of, it bizarrely has a reservoir containing 400 tonnes of ingesting water to be used within the occasion that Tokyo is struck by a serious catastrophe. Extra particulars right here

7. Tokyo Japan Temple @ 5-8-10 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku – This not too long ago refurbished  place has a serene and peaceable feeling for anybody who goes there and walks across the temple grounds.

8. Islamic Middle Japan @ 1-16-11 Ohara, Setagaya-ku – With a historical past courting again to 1966, this centre an an unbiased, non-commercial and non-political organisation for Muslims in Japan. It looks like it’s completely closed now nevertheless it was once a spot of help for individuals eager to get a greater understanding of Islam faith and tradition.

9. Catholic Kanda Church @ 1-1-12 Nishikanda, Chiyoda-ku – A standard church positioned on a quiet backstreet which is a formidable constructing boasting gothic structure hardly ever seen in Japan. It’s been rebuilt a couple of occasions and was designated as a nationwide registered tangible cultural property in 2001.

10. Rissho Kosei-kai Headquarters @ 2-11-1 Wada, Suginami-ku – This one has been described as trying like a birthday cake. It’s really a big cathedral that was constructed in 1964 and is surrounded by palm timber to present off an environment paying homage to a tropical resort.

Bonus: Nisshikutsu (Vietnamese Temple) @ 2-11-1 Shibakoen, Minato-ku – From this place on Google maps it looks like it’s a small family-run place which opens on-call so I didn’t really feel it was proper to only go and poke my nostril in unwantedly.

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