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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. Put Zojoji Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tokyo sightseeing planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Such a charming temple with a Tokyo Tower view. We wish we had more time to explore this temple and park. The temple is 10 minutes walking distance from the Tokyo Tower, such a hidden gem. You feel ze...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The temple's only original structure survive the Second World War. It is believed if someone passes through the gate, he can free himself from three passions "greed", "hatred", and"foolishness This te...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    In the run-up to the Olympics in 2020, in Tokyo, as in other cities of the Japan (Kyoto, Hiroshima,...) it seems that we prepare for the coming of tourists and we make renovations. This is the case for this one but he still visited and interesting to see and free
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