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Sengaku-ji, Minato
(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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  • It is a temple of the tomb of the famous name. Up the Italian dish child Hill from the train station and the town remained small, good atmosphere. Eat lunch which I bought at the store because it increases openness, in the environment the sengakuji Temple, you can generally is good.
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  • In Tokyo, and this qualitative in this quaint atmosphere. There are many people in less quiet atmosphere. Not too bad to see hope the wishes.
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  • The Ronin sleep Temple. The temple and the one was laid flowers on the grave of. I thought that happened over 300 years ago, but Eko has been great.
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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.