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Sengakuji (泉岳寺)

This is a temple of the Soto sect known for containing the cemetery of Asano Naganori and the 47 Akoroshi (Akogishi) warriors famous for “Chushingura” the story of how they avenged the death of their master ending in their death. It is a temple built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu in outer Sakurada to mourn for Imagawa Yoshimoto. After being destroyed by fire the temple was moved to Takanawa, Minato City in Tokyo. On the grounds there is Ako Gishi's Memorial Hall, a memorial hall for the Akogishi Warriors and many artefacts are on display. Many people visit the temple in the spring and winter when a festival for the warriors is held.


Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 2-11-1 (Shinagawa / Kamata / HanedaArea)

phone 0334415560

[4/1-9/30] 7:00-18:00
[10/1-3/31] 7:00-17:00
[Akaho Yoshishi Memorial Hall] 9:00-16:30 (Oct.--Mar. Until 16:00)

Review of Sengaku-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2020/03/29 Where 47 ronins were buried
Sengaku-ji temple is located near Shinagawa station. It is also easily accessible from Shingakuji subway station (Toei Asakusa Line). Temple is hidden between buildings but definitely has its own...
Reviewed:2020/03/10 A Trip Back in Time
I was transported back in time during my visit to this shrine which is the retainer of the legendary 47 Ronin. I went early in the morning and found the atmosphere very compelling. It has a...
Reviewed:2020/03/06 47 Ronins!
If you are a big fan of 47 ronins story, you should visit this temple. The temple has several historic site and have explanation in english. The ronins graveyard also located in this temple.

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Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 2-11-1 [map]
Shinagawa / Kamata / HanedaArea
[4/1-9/30] 7:00-18:00
[10/1-3/31] 7:00-17:00
[Akaho Yoshishi Memorial Hall] 9:00-16:30 (Oct.--Mar. Until 16:00)
open everyday
[Akaho Yoshishi Memorial Hall] Feb., Aug. Final Wednesday
[Admission fee to worship] Free
[Akaho Yoshishi Memorial Hall] Adults500yen, Junior and Senior High School Students 400yen
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