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Zojoji Temple, Minato

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#4 of 1,331 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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  • Great Temple of Tokugawa family located near the Tokyo Tower in the heart of Tokyo. The size of old Edo period, the shogunate was protected, but is still substantial in size. There is a lot of sights, such as the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family, and a huge temple gate of important cultural properties in Tokyo's largest-3, Tokyo Tower to views. Please come visit to Hamamatsu-Cho.
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  • A complex of old and newer temples that have its own charm and devote an hour to choose there
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  • Stayed at a nearby hotel so visited the temple, walk in the morning. Such as big guns pomp and circumstance and set up in the middle of Tokyo and Temple, former Shogun Tokugawa family tomb is in Metropolitan Tokyo in an instant time travel trip can be a charming space.
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