Attraction 3 Chome-20-26 Shimomeguro Meguro, Tokyo 153-0064 Japan Published on: 26-02-2016
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Why Taieizan Ryusenji temple is special ?
Meguro Fudoson is a nickname of the temple for Tendai Buddhism. Its formal name is Taieizan Ryusenji Temple. It is one of the top five Fudos in Edo. It was named after the main image Achala’s black eyes. Some people believe that Meguro, the area name, was also named after Achala.
It is said that Jikakudaishi Ennin opened the temple, but the fact is still unknown. The main hall was burned in 1615, but Iemitsu Tokugawa rebuilt it in 1624, after which it became prospered under the protection of Tokugawa Shogunate.
What to explore at Taieizan Ryusenji temple?
If you visit there, do not forget to walk around the main temple hall to the little forest in the back. There is someone waiting for you worth meeting. I will not spoil your fun by telling!
On the 28th there are also great fire rituals (goma kuyoo 護摩供養) at different hours during the day, where you can get your talismans and other belongings consecrated by Holy Fire. I once bought one talisman with the number of our car for Traffic Safety and the priest would not hand it over until it had passed the Holy Smoke. Since that day, we never had an accident with that car.
The temple compounds are quite big, with a lot of other buildings and statues to look at. One of my favorite is a stone grotto with En-no-Gyooja, the Founder of the Mountain Priests (yamabushi).
How to get to Taieizan Ryusenji temple?
At west exit of JR "Gotanda" station, take Tokyu Bus for Shibuya Station (number 72) and drop at Meguro Fudoson" stop
- Japanese traditional festivals
- A residential area
- A mind calming place
- Spacious location in fresh atmosphere
- Healing the heart
3 Chome-20-26 Shimomeguro Meguro, Tokyo 153-0064 Japan
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I visited this place while it was raining, it is an easy walk and wonderful scenery! I can't wait to go back to visit!