Rinsenji Temple

Rinsenji Temple

Temple where is related to Matsuo Basho

In 1653, a Reizan Buddhist priest of Kashima Komponji (Ibaraki) made a thatched hut near Onagi River and it later became Zuiozan Rinsenji Temple. This temple is famous for its connection to Basho, as he moved to this area, had a close association with the Butcho Zenji (Zen master), and often practiced Zen. In the temple, there is a wooden statue of Basho. Also on the precincts are the Suminaoshi-no-hi and Monument of Yuishozuka, both associated with Basho.

Address 3-4-6, Kiyosumi, Koutou-ku
TEL 03-3641-1968
Access Toei Oedo Line, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line "Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station" Exit A3 2-minute walk
URL http://www.rinsen-ji.jp/

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