Baiso-in Temple


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Address
2-26-38 Minamiaoyama
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Phone
+81-3-3404-8447
Website
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About this sight

This temple traces its beginnings to over 360 years ago and is one of the oldest of its kind in Tokyo. Designer and architect Kengo Kuma was responsible for redeveloping the structure and the attached apartment building in 2003. The temple is approached by a path lined with bamboo. A striking feature of Baiso-in is a wall covered with deep-ribbed metal louvers that undulate with the light, a contemporary take on traditional roof tiling.