IFive Storey Pagoda at Honmonji - Ikegami Honmonji Temple is spread across the top of a hill in Tokyo Ota Ward and its most outstanding feature is its 5 story pagoda. Honmonji honors Nichiren, who was the founder of the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism. It is the head temple of that sect and serves as monestery for monks. The pagoda was built in 1608 and is the oldest of its size in the entire Tokyo Kanto area. At the base of the temple before the steps, small sub-temples are found that are satellites of Honmoji, including Rikyoin, which has an impressive Japanese garden. Behind the vast Honmonji complex is another large garden, Shoto-en, which is rarely open to the public, but can be viewed from Sakura Garden Restaurant.