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Zojoji Temple

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
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Address: 4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3432-1431
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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This well-known temple stands next to Tokyo Tower, and its grounds contain...

This well-known temple stands next to Tokyo Tower, and its grounds contain the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family.

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Tranquil and Welcome

In the hustle and bustle of today's modern world, sometimes its difficult to stop and calm down, take in nature and enjoy the wonders of your backyard, especially in Tokyo. With... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the hustle and bustle of today's modern world, sometimes its difficult to stop and calm down, take in nature and enjoy the wonders of your backyard, especially in Tokyo. With Zojoji, however, you can do just that. The day we went was rainy and ugly, but it just added to the wonder of the grounds, with its many shrines,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A quiet and tranquil spot in the heart of Tokyo but unless you have a special reason to visit then I'd say go if you're passing but not somethings to make a special journey for.... Left feeling more peaceful..,

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a temple. Maybe during a special event it would be something special, but otherwise fairly average. Seeing one of the trees that President Grant gifted to Japan was neat, I suppose. If you're staying in the area or want to take a walk after seeing Tokyo Tower, it's a nice enough destination, but otherwise don't make any special effort... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pairs very well with a visit to Shiba Park or Tokyo Tower and is one of Tokyo's less than hidden jewels. It is regarded as the family temple of the Tokugawa shogunate. There is a very poignant walk on the Temple grounds of many doll-like stone statues dedicated to still-born or un-born children and a cedar tree said to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noticed this temple when we were on the observation deck of the Tokyo Tower and decided to stop by and have a look. The temple area not only holds the main temple but also plenty of auxiliary buildings. There are also two gates which you can go through but it is the large main gate which will lead you to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spread out over beautifully manicured grounds Zojoji is great if you are a history buff as this was the funerary temple of the Tokugawa Shoguns. The information about the place is also given in English. There is a great view of the red Tokyo Tower over the temple grounds. Some scenes from the film 'Wolverine' were filmed here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice clean very well maintained temple. The area around the temple is clean and quiet. Not as touristy as the other Buddhist temples in Tokyo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely shine and surrounding area. Bar far the quietest shrine we visited and we found the best, tokyo tower is close by too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the foot of the Tokyo tower. A historical place. Not crowded. Photos with Tokyo tower in background is great

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled onto the temple. It was so special. Take your time and wander looking at everything. Great photo op as well.

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Staying in Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi

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Odaiba / Shiodome / Shinbashi
Odaiba is an entertainment hotspot with a giant ferris wheel, concert halls, amusement arcades and lots of shopping. It also boasts Oedo-onsen-monogatari, a hotspring that recreates old Edo-era ambiance and is very popular with foreign visitors. Shiodome has ultra-modern office buildings where you can often find restaurants with a great high-rise view of Tokyo. The neighboring area of Shinbashi is a district of much older commercial buildings and it's a great place to join 'salary men' enjoying a drink and snacks at street stalls under the railway bridges after work.
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