Zojoji Temple

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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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5.04 months ago

Great temple. Very peaceful and elegant.
Be sure you visit also the mausoleum behind the temple, the gallery and all the shrines around. There's also a cemetery where access is denied and photographs are not permitted... and on the side it was a long string of baby statues with toy wind mills... see the pics
Free entrance to all of the above.

4.0a week ago

Great place. Can get nice view of Tokyo Tower from here.

5.04 months ago

One of my favorite temples. Expansive grounds. Even though there are always a few tourists around, it still feels quite solitary. It's a working temple too, with many civic events held there. It was also a location for a Wolverine movie.

5.03 months ago

We can see monk's chanting a Buddhist sutra around 5:00PM luckily.
We also saw monk strikes big bell as well on this time. It is really good and holy sounds.
Here is the one of good temple to visit.

5.02 weeks ago

A nice temple to visit and easily accessible by train and subway at Daimon Station. It also gives you a backdrop of the Tokyo Skytree.

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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.

增上寺是一座古老的寺庙,安置着德川家的墓地。在寺内就能看到耸立于其后面的东京塔。让我最印象深刻的是位于寺内的千体地藏菩萨,带有风车的1200尊地藏菩萨成排并列着,很是壮观。

VisitedJun 2011

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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.

增上寺内因安葬着德川家族的六位将军及其部分亲属而有名。庆应3年(1867年),江户幕府末代将军德川庆喜将政权归还给明治天皇,日本正式进入明治时代,随即开始明治维新。它在日本历史上地位举足轻重。在增上寺内可感受德川时代的氛围。位于入口处的三门是东日本最古老、最大级别的三门,被指定为国家重要文化财产。1974年完成的大殿也是很雄伟的建筑,值得一看。

VisitedAug 2009

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