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Zojoji Temple, Minato
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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. By using our Tokyo itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Zojoji Temple and other attractions in Tokyo.
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  • If you go to the tower it is just 100 metres away. The Torii is special (the gateway), also has an area of babies to the typical hat of red dot. Nothing in particular compared to other temples but cool.
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  • If culture history and photography are your thing - do this ! Exquisite buddhist temple with an imposing red main gate and Hondo ( Main Hall ) - peek inside and be amazed - transports you to another e...  more »
  • As in Japan, the first time it was very curious to visit the shrine. But. .. Too tourist destination.
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