Daien-ji Temple


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Address
下目黒1-8-5
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Phone
+81-3-3491-2793
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About this sight

About a five-minute walk from Meguro station and en route to Meguro Gajoen, this Buddhist temple, built in 1662, is infamous as the starting point of a deliberately lit fire that destroyed most of Tokyo, then known as Edo, in 1772. The alleged arsonist, from a vegetable store family, has her tomb located inside the temple. The fire's victims are represented by 500 small Buddha statues, depicted arhats, on the temple grounds. Daien-ji Temple is also one of Edo's three major Daikoku temples.