Tokyo Japan Temple

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Tokyo Japan Temple
Mormon tokyo japan temple - hiroo - may 2014.jpg
Number 18 edit data
Dedication 27 October 1980 (27 October 1980) by
Spencer W. Kimball
Site 0.46 acres (0.2 hectares)
Floor area 52,590 sq ft (4,886 m2)
Height 178 ft (54 m)
Preceded by São Paulo Brazil Temple
Followed by Seattle Washington Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 35°39′10.21680″N 139°43′28.34039″E / 35.6528380000°N 139.7245389972°E / 35.6528380000; 139.7245389972

The Tokyo Japan Temple (formerly the Tokyo Temple) (東京神殿 Tōkyō Shinden?) is the 20th constructed and 18th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, it was the first temple built in Asia. It has a compact style that was a precursor for later buildings in urban areas, such as the Hong Kong China and Manhattan New York temples.

The LDS temple in Tokyo was announced on August 9, 1975. The temple was built on less than half an acre, on the site of the former mission home in downtown Tokyo. The mission home had to be demolished for the temple construction to proceed. The temple is very compact, with a parking garage in the basement and an apartment on one of the upper floors for the temple president. It has 2 ordinance rooms, 5 sealing rooms, and a total floor area of 52,590 square feet (4,886 m2). The exterior of the temple is reinforced concrete covered with 289 pre-made panels of stone, which look like light gray granite.

An open house was held September 15 through October 18, 1980 to allow the public to see the interior of the new temple. Spencer W. Kimball dedicated the Tokyo Japan Temple October 27, 1980. On December 10, 2004, a ceremony was held in which an angel Moroni statue was added to the spire of the temple. The Tokyo temple serves church members in Northern Japan and Vladivostok, Russia.

In June 2000, the Fukuoka Japan Temple was dedicated in Fukuoka, Japan. Ground was broken for the Sapporo Japan Temple on October 22, 2011.

Presidents[edit]

Notable presidents of the temple include Adney Y. Komatsu (1982–85); Sam K. Shimabukuro (1985–88); and Yoshihiko Kikuchi (1994–97).

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