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Zojoji Temple (増上寺)

This temple that belongs to the Jodo sect is located in Shiba Park in Tokyo’s Minato City and is situated close to the base of Tokyo Tower. Zojoji Temple was founded by the monk Yuyo Shoso shonin in 1393 as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for the Jodo sect. It used to be a large-scale temple with more than 120 buildings and more than 100 dormitories, and structures such as the Important Cultural Property Sangedatsumon (Three Gates of Liberation) that escaped damage from the war and the reconstructed main hall give an indication of the temple’s former glory. Tokyo Tower can be seen in the background behind the main hall, making this a popular photo spot. Inside the temple is the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family which contains six of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns.


Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-7-35 (Akasaka / Azabu / RoppongiArea)

phone 0334321431

[Group visit (15 people or more)] 9:00-17:00 (reservation required)
[Inquiry Reception] 9:00-17:00

Review of Zojo-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2020/05/09 Touching
The temple with the backdrop of the Tokyo Tower is well worth visiting. It´s imposible to walk through the lines of children statues (jizos) and not feel touched.
Reviewed:2020/03/29 Everything you want in a temple
Really enjoyed visiting this temple. The temple itself is nice and the golden decorations are impressive. It is quiet and peaceful and quite big. There is a memorial outside with a large number...
Reviewed:2020/03/01 Worth seeing
Beautiful temple. Will be really lovely when everything is in bloom. Not too crowded at all. Walking distance from our hotel allowed us to walk by a number of times. Tokyo Tower view in the...

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Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-7-35 [map]
Akasaka / Azabu / RoppongiArea
[Group visit (15 people or more)] 9:00-17:00 (reservation required)
[Inquiry Reception] 9:00-17:00
[Group worship supplement] 1,000yen per person (with souvenir)
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