Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Tokyo Prefecture  /  Tokyo  /  Minato  /  Zojoji Temple

Zojoji Temple, Minato

4.2
#4 of 1,334 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 .
Create an itinerary including Zojoji Temple

(Tokyo is the nearest city to Zojoji Temple)

map
Places to stay near Zojoji Temple
Zojoji Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,682 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very interesting place and beautiful scenery to get wonderful pictures! Kids enjoyed You can discover your luck and have fun. Stores with authentic souvenirs and street food that you may want to try  more »
  • 13th century to act natural Temple of the Jodo sect founded the Saint. Large tracts of land, pray in the main hall, and is located about a 10-minute walk from Jr Hamamatsu-Cho after the recommendation to explore. Weeping cherry tree as well as beautiful. Want to revisit, we stopped by after a visit to Tokyo Tower, went to the city.
    View original
  • That's a little bit of an increase in the face of the temple but I think most people came here to shoot the tower because this is where you can shoot the towers and the monasteries. If it's a sunset, you can shoot the beautiful light.
    View original

Plan your trip to Tokyo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Zojoji Temple by other users

16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Tokyo & Kyoto BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Yokohama BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 48 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ISRAEL May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans