Benten-dō

sights / Religious

Benten-dō information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Address
2-1 Ueno-kōen
Taitō-ku
Telephone
+81 3 3821 4638
Getting there
Train: JR Yamanote line to Ueno, Shinobazu exit
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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Take a stroll down the causeway leading to the island on which Benten-dō stands. The temple is dedicated to Benzaiten, the Buddhist goddess of the arts, wisdom, the sea and the protector of children (she covers a lot of territory). More interesting than the temple itself is its location and the opportunity to see the birds and botany that thrive around the pond.