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Zojoji Temple, Minato

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#4 of 1,340 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
With a towering main gate and an enormous bell, Zojoji Temple ranks as one of the most important places of worship for Japanese Buddhists. Enter the complex through the imposing two-level wooden gate from 1622--the only piece of the temple to survive World War II intact. Inside the complex, you'll find a gigantic bell from 1673, as well as a cedar tree planted by American president Ulysses Grant. Head behind the great hall and you'll find a cemetery and several graves marking the resting places of six different Tokugawa shoguns, rulers of the country between the 17th and mid-19th centuries. Put Zojoji Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tokyo sightseeing planner .
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  • My particular Temple is quite pretty but nothing special. If time is limited, don't miss time in endless Tokyo for him
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  • This is a great temple to combine with a trip to Tokyo Tower. I really enjoyed the greenery and it's contrast to the modern city.  more »
  • Don and bumped and towards the mountainside less than 10 minutes walk from Jr Hamamatsu-Cho station straight away. This area is green and comfortable space, including next to the Park. I went during the golden week, but free is crowded with foreigners. Will be able to visit because it had just published the Tokugawa family tomb.
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