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For the temple of the same name in Naha, Okinawa, see Gokoku-ji (Okinawa).
Gokoku-ji (main hall).jpg
Mountain name Shinreizan
Denomination Buzan School of Shingon Buddhism
Venerated Nyoirin Kannon (Chintamanicakra)
Founded 1681
Founder(s) Keishō-in
Founding priest Ryōken
Address 5-40-1 Ōtsuka, Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo
Country Japan
Website http://www.gokokuji.or.jp/

Gokoku-ji (護国寺?) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Tokyo's Bunkyō.


This Buddhist temple was established by the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, who dedicated it to his mother. It is notable for surviving the American air raids during World War II, whereas most other historical sites in Tokyo were turned into rubble.

Notable interments[edit]

Like many Buddhist temples in Japan, Gokoku-ji has a cemetery on its premises. Among those interred are the remains of the following people.

See also[edit]

  • For an explanation of terms concerning Japanese Buddhism, Japanese Buddhist art, and Japanese Buddhist temple architecture, see the Glossary of Japanese Buddhism.



External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°43′18″N 139°43′32″E / 35.72167°N 139.72556°E / 35.72167; 139.72556