"Impressive gate at Zojoji Temple" Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park Tip by fachd

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  • Impressive gate at Zojoji Temple - Tokyo
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  • Impressive gate at Zojoji Temple - Tokyo

I thought the Zojoji Temple is worth visiting. As you approached the temple ground you?ll walk through the 1605 impressive Chinese Tang Dynasty style gate Sangedatsumon. The temple has beautiful parks and garden surrounded by trees and flowers. There are Cedar trees planted by General Grant and George Bush. The statues of jizobosatusu, the protector of the souls of stillborn, graveyards and mausoleum of the Tokugawa family, the Daibonsho the big bell can be found on the temple grounds. There are other statues representing the Buddhist Temple of the Jodo Shu sect at the temple ground. Inside the temple you?ll see the decorative golden alter.

Zojoji Temple is a Buddhist Temple originally of Chinzai sect of Shingon and change to the Jodo Shu sect in 1393. During the Edo period, Zojoji served as the temple of the Tokugawa family. The temple was badly damaged in World War II. The building was reconstructed in 1974.

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

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  • Written Jun 12, 2009
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