Tenouji temple is a lovely little temple located next to Yanaka Cemetery near Nippori. About a 15-minute walk from Ueno Park, it is located in a residential neighborhood dotted with traditional Japanese-style houses and architecture as well as charming ateliers featuring a variety of handicrafts. The grounds are immaculately maintained and there is a wonderful Zen-like rock garden in the inner courtyard of the temple, making it a perfect oasis from which to take temporary respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
By Jon Sheer, AFAR Local Expert
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7 Chome-14-8 Yanaka, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō-to 110-0001, Japan