This temple is known for a fire called Meireki-no-Taika, an inferno 400 years ago which killed over 100,000 people. It is said that this fire broke out in Honmyoji. There are also some tombs of famous people in this temple. A Japanese sward man Syuusaku Ciba and a political office leader Kinshirou Touyoma, for example.
5 Chome-35-6 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tōkyō-to 170-0002, Japan
Nearest Transit: Nishigahara (Line: (N))
Honmyōji Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map
The Toyo Bunko(1.6 km)
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Asukayama Park(1.2 km)
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Kyu-Furukawa Teien(1.8 km)
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Zōshigaya Cemetery(2.4 km)
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Hakusan Shrine(2.5 km)
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