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New Year's Shrine Visit at Yūtenji

Yūtenji (祐天寺, yūtenji) is a temple of the Pure Land Sect of Buddhism in Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan.

In 1718, the 3rd year of the Kyōhō era, the 36th Buddhist monk of Zōjōji called Yūten (祐天, yūten) died. One of his disciples, Yumi (祐海, yumi), built Yūtenji as his shrine and made him the founder.


5 minutes walk from Yūtenji railway station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line.

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

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