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Sengaku-ji Temple

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Address: 2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato 108-0074, Tokyo Prefecture
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Small but interesting place for history buffs

This temple is where the 47 Ronin are buried, very small temple, peaceful and serene, if you are into Japanese history, this is a nice place to visit, a little hard to find, but... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Keith U
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Just a small temple and the graves, but it's so quiet compared to the city and it's great to watch the Japanese come and get excited over the ronin.

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Wejherowo, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

It took some time to get there, but I don't regret visiting this place. There was some sort of magical moment among the tombs of 47 ronin. People are quiet, put their incense sticks next to tombs. It's so different from everything around in Tokyo. But remember to read something about real story of 47 ronin before getting there. It... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

The legend of the 47 Ronin is well known as the subject of countless films. This group of samurai avenged their fallen lord by slaying his adversary and then honorably committing suicide. The Sengatu-ji Temple is where you will find the graves of the 47 Ronin. The temple is tied closely with the ronin, with an Ako Gishi Kinenkan museum... More 

Thank Kieron L
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

this is a real tourist place and personally we don´t like it. to crowded and like an entertainment park

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This temple is where the 47 Ronin are buried, very small temple, peaceful and serene, if you are into Japanese history, this is a nice place to visit, a little hard to find, but use your cell phone map app with a mobile wifi and it'll make it easier to find.

Thank Keith U
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you don't know the story of the 47 Ronin, you're missing out. It's a historical event where men did deeds of incredible courage and honor and here, at Sengakuji, they're laid to rest. It's a smaller temple compared to the others I've visited but it is incredibly special to me as the resting place of the brave Ronin who... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Second time here in 4 years and still a great little place to visit. How epic the story is behind this Temple and the 47Ronin, and now it has become a Hollywood movie based on the History of this place. Its free to wonder through the Grounds and can walk up to the left of the Temple to visit the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Great little temple, but the real reason people come here is because next to the temple is a small graveyard where the 47 ronin are resting, the story is considered one of Japan's most important storylines about boshido.

Thank mnn17
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

The temple is just few steps from Sengakuji subway station. Very quite place. The gate)bell tower?) is very old and worth to see. Also there is a museum for extra cost inside the area. Everything is well kept and clean.

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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I watched the 47 Ronin and decided to visit their final resting place, fir a big time movie watcher like me this was a great experience.You'll learn of things that were not shown in the movie.When you get to the burial place you'll have the opportunity to walk among the tombstones and take pictures, be respectful, it' a humbling experience.

Thank FJCTraveller

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In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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