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“Excellent introduction”
Review of Jyukushian

Reviewed 2 September 2015

Having an English introduction to Buddhism in Japan was wonderful. A kind, gentle and rewarding experience. Definitely a highlight in a trip full of highlights!

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

If you want a real introduction the heart of the Buddhism that many Japanese practice, without tourist hawking, plan a visit to Jyukushian, a small temple in a beautiful old neighborhood of Tokyo. Rev. Chikyo Takeda has prepared a two hour program that includes incense burning, beautiful chanting, a short teaching, Q and A and wonderful green tea, all in English.

He was very welcoming and open. His goal is to introduce visitors to the style and philosophy of True Pure Land Buddhism as simply as possible. It has the largest number of adherents and is the most popular in Japan. I went with a group of ten (the largest group they can accomodate) and everyone considered the visit one of the highlights of their trip to Tokyo. It's just a ten minute walk from the Uguidudani Station, very close to Ueno Park and the Tokyo National Museum.
Rev. Takeda is the 17th generation head priest of his main temple near Kyoto.
There is no fee but contributions are welcomed.

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