Announcement: 9 August 1975
Construction Commencement: 10 April 1978
Public Open House: 15 September–18 October 1980
Dedication: 27–29 October 1980 by Spencer W. Kimball
The Tokyo Japan temple is located next to the historical Arisugawa Memorial Park in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city. This was the first temple build in Asia, and one of only two temples – along with the Paris France Temple – where a groundbreaking was not held. The Angel Moroni statue was added December 10, 2004.
The temple was build on the old mission home site along with additional adjacent land that was purchased for the construction; giving a total of nearly half an acre of land. It is a 52,590 square feet building with two ordinance rooms and five sealing rooms. The light grey granite look is achieved using 289 panels of precast stone with the main structure being reinforced concrete and steel beams.