The Japanese Temple also known as the Japanese Pagoda is a popular tourist attraction of Darjeeling. The white architectural creation adds to its beauty. Locally known as Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, it is situated close to the Peace pagoda in the town. A short drive from the centre of the town through shady hilly trails takes travellers to this temple.
Inspired much by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Fuji Guru felt the need to lay the foundation of these stupas here. The main aim of it was to preach peace after the world witnessed the bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The prayer hall in the pagoda preaches words of spirituality, peace and wisdom through its prayers and chanting. On a clear day views of the Kanchenjunga can be breathtakingly beautiful. The place is surrounded by dense forest and is ideal for meditation.