Onarimon Station lies on the Toei Mita Line in the Minato Ward of Tokyo.

Onarimon Station is an easy access point for some of the main attractions of Tokyo – Tokyo Tower, Shiba Park, and Zojoji Temple. Shiba Park and Zojoji Temple are only a 3-minute walk from the station, while Tokyo Tower is a 6 minute walk away. Tokyo’s main university for pharmacy lies close to the station.

Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy

Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy’s main Shiba Campus is located just 2 minutes walk from Onarimon Station. Established in 1930 as Kyoritsu Women's Professional School of Pharmacy, it was upgraded to Kyoritsu College of Pharmacy in 1949. Master’s and Doctoral courses were added in 1986 and 1988 respectively. In 1996 the university was made co-educational. Various courses in pharmaceutical sciences were added with time, the final being in 2006 when a new 6-year pharmacy program with an emphasis on clinical practice was added.

Although Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy is situated in the midst of bustling Tokyo close to Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple and other cultural institutions, the campus is surrounded by verdant landscaping in a quiet setting ideal for studying.

Seishoji Temple


Seishoji Temple is a temple of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism, one of Japan's main Zen sects known for its strict adherence to Buddhist principles. Founded in the fifteenth century by priests, it was moved to its present location in the year 1600. The temple was both a praying center and a training school for new priests till the nineteenth century when the training was shifted to Komazawa University, today the main center of learning for members of the sect. Unfortunately during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1922, the temple buildings were completely destroyed. The main sanctuary was soon rebuilt, but the other buildings of the temple were not built until the 1990s.


Seishoji Temple is today one of the largest temples in Japan. Besides the main sanctuary, the complex includes a large meditation hall, two 42-storey buildings and a park. In the middle of the park is a dragon shaped fountain. The temple has numerous statues built by the well known sculptor, Yabuuchi Satoshi, placed all over the temple grounds. Twenty-four of these are on the gateway (to the temple) itself - 4 are 3-meter high wooden statues of the Four Devas on the ground level, 16 of the 16 Arahats (Buddha's disciples) on the second floor of the gateway, and 4 of dragons placed in each corner under the eaves of the roof.


Every New Year's Eve at exactly midnight, the temple bells (huge bells called “bonshos”) are rung 108 times. Each of these 108 represents one of the 108 worldly sins, and the ringing signifies getting rid of these with each ring.


Seishoji Temple is located a short walk from Onarimon Station.


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Tokyo Prince Hotel  (I-06)

Tokyo Prince is a 484 spacious room hotel offering tranquility in a centralized location. Amenities include four large ballrooms, smaller meeting rooms, and more than 10 restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines and drinks. Tokyo Prince Hotel is located just 1 minute walk from Onarimon Station.

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