A restful temple in western Tokyo

By Peter Sidell    - 1 min read

A few minutes' walk from Kaminoge station in Setagaya ward, Kongo-ji is an attractive little temple with a number of interesting features. There's a pleasant garden in front of the main hall with stone paths, plenty of greenery, and a population of Buddhist statues to admire. The path by the main hall takes you past a statue of the Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) to an unkempt area of greenery at the back, where there are a few more statues to see.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.