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Zojoji Temple, Minato

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Religious Site
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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  • This temple is really the best place to see the Tokyo tower combined with this beautiful budhist temple. Don't miss the hundreds small statutes outside the temple...  more »
  • I make it a point to always go to Zojoji when I'm in Tokyo. It is near the Tokyo tower and there is a large temple in the middle of very spacious grounds. Interesting large trees and a nice stone hand...  more »
  • We actually were on our way to find a place for lunch and we came across the Zojoji temple. It's beautiful and the jizo statues representing the unborn children are breathtaking with all their colors ...  more »