For those interested in the contrast between the old and new Tokyo, visit this temple in the Shiba Park. The temple is a headquarters of Jodo ('pure land') sect of Buddhism, which rose to prominence in the 17th century when the Tokugawa shogunate rulers selected it as their family temple. A mausoleum of six generation of the Tokugawa shogun can be found on the precincts.
The majestic front gate, Sangedatsu, in black and vermilion colors, is one of the few original structures that remain from the 17th century. Another gate, Daimon, about 500m away, is a great photo spot with Tokyo Tower in the background. Near this temple runs the road which was originally a main foot highway between Kyoto and Tokyo.
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5.0a month ago
Beautiful relaxing space very close to the Tokyo tower. Temple is very large but never gets too busy. The interior seating space is perfectly quiet and calm and allows a very welcome place to sit, gather your thoughts and experience daily temple life. Ornate statues, carvings and paintings are on display so really makes for a fantastic experience and chance to catch your breath in an otherwise very busy city
5.0in the last week
The view from this temple is just great. You can see the sakura + temple + Tokyo tower in one place. And you can walk around the temple to see a lot of interesting statues.
4.02 months ago
Notice: There is no Tokyo towel lighting up on 2019 new year eve. Plus, many people will come and pray in new year eve.
However, we came again next morning. Very few people, and the temple with Tokyo towel view is awesome.
You can also walk around this area. There is also a famous spot to visit Tokyo towel view near by, in a parking lot.
5.0a month ago
So exciting moments... To be half a planet away from home and to see this beautiful temple! Your eyes are fascinated by the huge difference between skyscrapers and wooden ancient buildings, all in ONE scene!
5.04 months ago
An amazing example of how ancient history and tradition mix with modernity in such a natural way. The Zojoji Temple is located in an amazing location near the Tokyo Tower.
Whether you are just passing by or entering the temple itself, I highly recommend coming here for a visit. Never too packed and always beautiful, quiet and peaceful
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Temple is an ancient temple on the increase, placing the Tokugawa family cemetery. In the temple can be seen towering over Tokyo Tower behind it. Most impressive to me is in the Temple of the thousand bodhisattva, 1200 bodhisattva statue...
Temple is an ancient temple on the increase, placing the Tokugawa family cemetery. In the temple can be seen towering over Tokyo Tower behind it. Most impressive to me is in the Temple of the thousand bodhisattva, 1200 bodhisattva statue with a windmill rows side by side, it's really magnificent.
VisitedJun 2011Read moreClose
Increased due to buried in the temple on the six generals of Tokugawa clan and some of its relatives are known. Keio 3 (1867), the last General of the Edo shogunate Tokugawa to return power to Emperor Meiji, Japan officially enters the M...
Increased due to buried in the temple on the six generals of Tokugawa clan and some of its relatives are known. Keio 3 (1867), the last General of the Edo shogunate Tokugawa to return power to Emperor Meiji, Japan officially enters the Meiji era, begins the Meiji Restoration. Japan plays an important role in history. Temple in the increase can enjoy the ambience of the Tokugawa era. Is located in the entrance of three East Japan's oldest and largest of the three, was designated as a national important cultural property. Completed in 1974, the Hall is a magnificent building, that's something to see.
VisitedAug 2009Read moreClose