"Zojoji Temple" Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park Tip by imstress

Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park, Tokyo: 22 reviews and 58 photos

Zojoji Temple is located just about a 5 mins walk from Tokyo Tower. The temple was founded in 1393 and it belong to the Jodo Buddhist Sect. Zojoji was destroyed in 1945 and were replaced by replicas.

The deepest impression of Zojoji Temple is not the structure but the rows of little statues of Jizobosatsu dressed in red knitted baby clothing, caps and holding a toy windmill. They are said to be the protector of the souls of stillborn child.

A cedar tree that was planted by President Ulysses S Grant in 1879 is found in the garden near the Sanmon. A huge temple bell casted in 1673 can be found in the garden.
Zojoji Temple is located just about a 5 mins walk from Tokyo Tower.

Address: Shiba Koen, Minato-ku
Directions: Toei Subway ONARIMON / SHIBA-KOEN

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 12, 2008
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