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Kaneiji Konpon Chudo Temple in Ueno

Peaceful and quiet temple near crowded tourist area

If you get tired of walking around Ueno, one of the most crowded tourist areas in Tokyo, I would recommend you visit Kaneiji Konpon Chudo Temple. It is not big and gorgeous, but creates a peaceful atmosphere with fewer crowds. The way to the temple also reveals some beautiful architecture with a lot of greenery.

Konpon Chudo was established in 1698. However, it burned down during a civil war and was then reconstructed in 1879 (during the Meiji Period). It is built of dark brown wood and has a relaxed ambience. Buddhist statue treasures are housed inside the hall.