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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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  • Who times differently want to celebrate new year's Eve, can go here. Relaxed atmosphere, a lot of people but not as hardcore as times square or something. You can arrive late, you may eat and drink, every few minutes someone on this large Bell hammers and so on. (If I tell everything now, so no more then needed)
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  • We stumbled upon the Zojoji Temple during a stroll around the area close to our hotel. We were able to go inside the temple itself just before it closed. Enjoyed our visit.  more »
  • After arriving at Haneda at 5.15am and not being able to check in to our hotel until 2.00 pm, we visited the park and the Temple where a memorial service was being held. As it was our introduction to ...  more »

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