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Sengaku-ji, Minato

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Historic Site
Admire the stories to be heard at Sengaku-ji, a famous Soto Zen Buddhist temple. Best known as the final resting place of the 47 Ronin, the temple's graveyard has a particularly powerful atmosphere and attracts pilgrims from across the country and farther afield. The true story of the 47 Ronin has become one of the most regularly told tales of the samurai code. In 1702, after avenging their unjustly punished master, the 47 Ronin committed ritual suicide, and their actions have been heralded throughout the ages as testament to the resilience, loyalty, and honor that lies at the heart of the samurai code. Plan to visit Sengaku-ji and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo family vacation planner.
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  • When it enters in serene. And a good place to be than to walk, I guess. A learning journey seemed to take a look at Shea heard
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  • This urban temple has maintained its presence in the neighborhood for centuries despite, fires, earthquakes and wars,. Despite thousands of visitors a day it remains a respected house of God and worsh...  more »
  • There is modest. Basic graves so there I think, when I was early in the morning, so not seen such Museum. I usually say I think atmosphere is sober about going to Rockingham period 12 month period is also good fun. I would say history buff and fan of shrines and temples alike this is where 外senai. I think it should be go come with prior knowledge it should go in history to touch and usually I am less elements of tourism, but the expectation does not fall, so go in.
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  • Small but interesting resting place of the 47 Ronin. Small museum across from the temple. Incense available to join the locals in their homage to the ronin. About two minutes from Sengakuji Station or a 10-15 minute walk from Shinagawa Station a fairly major hub in Tokyo. Look into the history of the 47 Ronin and historical debate about their motives, not to mention the Soto Zen sect that operates the temple and trains monks.
  • Must see if you're a 47 Ronin fan, pretty average shrine otherwise. The grave site (free) behind the shrine has a ramp. The adjoining memorial hall admission is a little costly.
  • Shrine of the 47 ronin. December 14th is the date to go with a big market and events on to celebrate.
  • Great place and atmosphere.. Ronin47!!!
  • Hosts the tombs of the "47 Ronin" and a museum.