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Zojoji Temple

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This well-known temple stands next to Tokyo Tower, and its grounds contain the mausoleum of the Tokugawa family.
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4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato 105-0011, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinbashi Shiodome, Odaiba
+81 3-3432-1431
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're in Minato, I suggest you take a stroll through this complex. There's a section devoted to children, which I found amazing. The Tokyo Tower is nearby and you can walk to it easily. The temple and its surroundings are peaceful - located in...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 that allows you to take water from a flowing tap,...More

Thank goplaces2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 charming and quite moving We assume that they are memorials...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This temple is in spacious grounds, with a view of the Tokyo Tower. It’s a nice space to stroll around, if you are in the area. Goshuin are available.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute worthwhile to visit, especially if you are visiting Tokyo Tower next door. Interesting grounds ... look out for the statues of toddlers with little red hats, to honor dead children I understand.

Thank ChrBrd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated close to the Tokyo tower this temple is a great place to visit, suddenly you are away from the busy road and in a reflective quiet place, the temple and other buildings are free to access and great to explore, the dolls representing lost...More

Thank james101bos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the best surviving temple from imperial japan. the best time to visit is at night just after the sun goes down. be warned there are loads of visitors and locals that visit this temple, pay respect to those around you and the architecture...More

Thank Auzziewolf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful temple is the main temple of the Judo faction of Japanese Buddhism. In the temple's lands you will find a number of impressive buildings, including the mausoleum of Tokugawa Shogun, which contains six tombs of the family, and a small museum, located on...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The temple was easily accessible by train. I must have spent 2 to 3 hours in the complex. The complex was built around 1600 but has been renovated. The view of Tokyo Tower is great!

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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
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Response from MeiO954 | Reviewed this property |
On when they have the ceremonies, I do not know their exact schedules, but I noted there is a monthly calendar posted on their website in Japanese language though... There is an english-written page but only featuring the... More