Bentendo Temple

Bentendo Temple

Bentendo Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The temple is dedicated to Benzaiten ( a Japanese Buddhist goddess of wealth and acquirements ).

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Name Bentendo Temple
"不忍池辨天堂" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-1, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都台東区上野公園2-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ueno I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3821-4638

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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