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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 (more than 15 people)] 9:00-17:00 (reservation required)
[inquiry Reception] 9:00-17:00

Review of Zojoji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/12/03 Very well built temple ! Attractive and large!
San'en-zan Zōjō-ji is a Jōdo-shū Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan. It is the main temple of the Jōdo-shū Chinzei sect of Buddhism in the Kantō region. The ritual of washing your hands with a ladle...
Reviewed:2018/11/29 Ok for a quick visit, but not a "must see" in Tokyo
Compared to the Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa, this is quite a modest temple. We did find the rows and rows of littel staues, all dressed with knitted red hats and decorated with little toy windmills...
Reviewed:2018/11/24 Typical temple
You might think that when you’ve seen one then you’ve seen them all, well think again. Yes there will be similarities but they’re all unique. You could spend all day soaking in the atmosphere.

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Tokyo Minato-ku Shibakouen 4-7-35 [ map ]
Akasaka / Azabu / RoppongiArea
[Group visit (more than 15 people)] 9:00-17:00 (reservation required)
[inquiry Reception] 9:00-17:00
[Group worship, additional fee] 1000 yen per person (with commemorative items)
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