'Must-visit' Vietnamese pagodas in Japan for peace of mind

Vietnamese pagodas in Japan not only serve as places for overseas Vietnamese to pray for a New Year full of happiness and luckiness, but they are also places to maintain the features of Vietnamese Buddhism.
February 24, 2021 | 15:39
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Dai An Honjo pagoda in Saitama

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Dai An pagoda attracts a large number of Buddhists and organizes many annual events. The pagoda is managed by nun Thich Tam Tri. The pagoda covers an area of 1.500 square meters. The pagoda has lecture halls and stupas dedicated to the Vietnamese community. It is currently home to many Vietnamese laborers who have encountered difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nisshinkutsu pagoda in Tokyo

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Located in the Minatoku, one of the central areas of Tokyo, Japan, the Nisshinkutsu pagoda boasts a solemn and serene beauty. The abbot of the pagoda is Venerable Yoshimizu Daichi, who has a special affection for Vietnam.

The pagoda serves as a place for nuns to pray for the deceased. In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, Nisshinkutsu has become a “fulcrum” for Vietnamese workers in Japan. Here, Vietnamese learn about Japanese culture, cook Vietnamese dishes, seek jobs, or find ways to book flights returning to the home country.

Phuoc Hue Aichi pagoda in Nagoya

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Phuoc Hue Aichi pagoda was established in 2013 and its abbot is Nun Thich Nu Nhu Tam. The pagoda’s name represents the common desire and dream to build a spiritual site for Vietnamese ex-pats to worship and seek peace after hard-working days.

The pagoda is also the place where fellow Buddhists can support each other when meeting difficulties as well as a place to promote and introduce the features of Vietnamese Buddhism to people in the host country and in the world.

Tinh Tan Hamamatsu pagoda in Shizuoka

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Every week and every month, the pagoda holds ceremonies. In addition, it organizes annually great ceremonies such as the Buddha's Birthday, “Vu Lan” Festival, etc.

Phuoc Vien pagoda in Hyogo

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The Phuoc Vien pagoda’s abbot is monk Quang Niem. The pagoda is the gathering place for the Vietnamese Buddhist community in Japan. The temple usually holds a retreat on the second Sunday of every month.

Dai Nam pagoda in Hyogo

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Venerable Thich Nhuan Pho along with Buddhism followers bought a 1400-square-meter land and build a Vietnamese-styled pagoda in Japan.

Dai Nam pagoda creates an environment for overseas Vietnamese in Japan to preserve and cultivate the mother tongue and the spiritual-cultural features. In addition, the pagoda organizes cultural exchange programs with the Japanese.

Hoa Lac pagoda in Kobe

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Hoa Lac Pagoda was established with many meanings. “Hoa” means Japan. “Lac” means “Lac Viet” (or Vietnam. “Hoa” also means peace and harmony. Buddhism always brings peace to mankind and brings harmony to society and families. It is the harmony and love that create a peaceful and happy life for everyone.

Hoa Lac pagoda was built with aim of reminding the Vietnamese community abroad of their homeland and maintaining the unique country’s customs and habits.

Nam Hoa pagoda in Saitama

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The pagoda was set up in 2006 with the meaning: praying for Vietnam peaceful and prosperous; praying for Vietnamese ex-pats in Japan happy and harmonious.

“Nam” is the national name of Vietnam, “Hoa” is the national name of Japan. “Nam Hoa” means Vietnamese pagoda in Japan.

Vietnam pagoda in Kanagawa

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The Vietnam pagoda is located in Aikawa town, the coastal prefecture of Kanagawa, to the South of Tokyo. The pagoda has become a favorite spiritual destination for many Vietnamese people living in the area.

The Vietnam pagoda was founded by Venerable Minh Tuyen, was built and completed between 2010 and 2017. In 2018, Venerable Thich Nhuan An and nun Thich Nu Gioi Bao took over managing the pagoda.

Every Sunday, the pagoda often organizes ceremonies and retreats that attract the participation of hundreds of Vietnamese people who are workers and short-term temporary residents in Japan.

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Not only meeting the religious needs, the following temples also have long-standing architectural and historical values, attracting both local and foreign tourists.

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