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Zojo-ji Temple, Minato

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#4 of 1,745 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
With a towering main gate and an enormous bell, Zojo-ji 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 Zojo-ji Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Tokyo sightseeing planner .
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  • The 77m Milky Way, created with 3,700 Japanese paper candles, connects to Tokyo Tower and lights up as a fantastic space for Zojoji Temple. All japanese paper used in this event is hand-made by the students with all their heart. The Milky Way, which extends from the entrance of Zojoji temple to the main shrine, will take you to tanabata night. The Milky Way cannot be carried out only in rainy weather. ※Admission is free ※Rain and Araten scale reduction Venue: Daimotoyama Mageji Access: JR Line, Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station 10 minutes on foot, Shibakoen Station on the Toei Mita Line, Minarimon Station, 3 minutes on foot, 5 minutes on foot from Daimon Station on the Toei Senso Line Sadayuki Murayama Seminar "Japan Love Project" Toyo University Bbooth Tama Daimekuro Junior High School High School High School High School Connect Meguro Event Study Group
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  • Free to the public, this open walking through the working temple is a must see and it is easily seen from the Hotel.  more »
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  • Amazing temple near Tokyo Tower. It has many statues of tiny children, because it enshrines the "God of Children" (the temple is dedicated to children). It's a small walk from Tokyo Tower and both attractions can be visited on the same day. From here you can get awesome pictures of old meeting new, as you can see Tokyo Tower in the background towering over the temple. It's also in the middle of a park, so you can also enjoy a nice stroll in the late afternoon (which is the best time with the most beautiful light).
  • Tou can look at Tokyo Tower from this place. It is near on foot to Tokyo Tower from here. The site is very large, and a scene is splendid. When you come, please be careful for business hours.
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