Tennoji began life in 1274 however little remains of the original temple after its destruction in the 1868 Battle of Ueno.
In 1957, a five-storied pagoda dating from the late eighteenth century did stand on what were then the temple grounds however burnt to the ground; those grounds are now within the Yanaka Cemetery complex. The temple was rebuilt to its former glory on its current site from what I can research.
As with many temple complexes in Tokyo, little remains of the original complexes however this temple complex is a lovely experience with the large, bronze seated image of buddha that was constructed in 1690 is a dominating garden feature.
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