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Sengaku-ji, Minato

Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • The temple celebrates the story of the 47 Ronin. Their graves are also present and we can honor them with a bit of incense. The whole course is very calm and reflects Japanese culture. Together form an interesting architectural site and you can quickly feel at the time of the Samurai.
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  • My favorite with the Senso-Ji temple +++ in the spring, with the Sakura in bloom along the way of the philosopher. .. so it is the most romantic place in the world! A matchless must. ...
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  • I, Shinsengumi or Patriot of the Tokugawa shogunate and Ronin... Araki and right d gate, regardless of mass slaughter of about ideological persuasions, including hate. So this temple is separately without emotion what I came to visit. Regardless of the reason, killed the people who absolutely don't.
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  • 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!!!
  • This is the shrine of the 47 Ronin. The story of the Ako Incident is from feudal Japan, of an insult to a beloved ruler avenged by his 47 loyal samurai, who then submit, with equal loyalty, to the punishment dictated by Japanese custom. The incident, which happened in 1703, embodies many of the principles basic to Japanese culture so well that it has become known by one name: "Chushingura", and has been retold, filmed, and rewritten all over the world. The shrine is simple, peaceful and lovingly maintained.
  • Legendary. Just, legendary
  • The legend of the 47 ronin has always been one of inspiration.
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