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Zōjō-ji Temple

Buddhist temple in the special wards of Tokyo, Japan

Introduction

History

  • 📅 Founded: Originally built in 1393.
  • 🏯 Relocation: Moved to its current location in 1598 by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  • 🔥 Survivor: The Sangedatsumon Gate, dating from 1622, is the oldest wooden building in Tokyo.
  • ⚔️ Edo Period: Served as the family temple for the Tokugawa shogunate.
  • 💥 WWII Damage: Most original buildings were destroyed during World War II.

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Main Attractions

  • 🛕 Sangedatsumon Gate: Constructed in 1622, the oldest wooden building in Tokyo.
  • 🏯 Main Hall: Recent reconstruction, central to the temple's activities.
  • ⚰️ Tokugawa Mausoleum: Contains the tombs of six Tokugawa shoguns.
  • 🌸 Gardens: Beautiful gardens, especially during cherry blossom season.
  • 🗼 Proximity to Tokyo Tower: Offers a stunning backdrop for photographs.

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Museum

  • 🖼️ Exhibits: Focuses on the Tokugawa Mausoleum's previous manifestation.
  • 📜 Documents: Includes historical documents related to the Tokugawa family.
  • 🎥 Video: Features a video about the mausoleum's construction.
  • 🗂️ Scale Model: A 1:10 scale model of the former buildings.
  • 📅 Hours: 11:00 to 15:00 on weekdays, 10:00 to 16:00 on weekends and national holidays.

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Accessibility

  • 🚇 Subway Stations: Onarimon and Shibakoen on the Mita Subway Line, Daimon on the Oedo Subway Line.
  • 🚶 Walking Distance: 10-minute walk from Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Yamanote and JR Keihin-Tohoku Line.
  • Wheelchair Access: Somewhat accessible if entering from the side street instead of the main gate.
  • 🅿️ Parking: Limited parking available nearby.
  • 🗺️ Location: Situated in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato, Tokyo.

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Admission Fees

  • 💴 Mausoleum Only: 500 yen.
  • 💴 Museum Only: 700 yen.
  • 💴 Both: 1000 yen.
  • 🎟️ Tickets: Available at the entrance.
  • 💳 Payment: Cash and card accepted.

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Opening Hours

  • Weekdays: 11:00 to 15:00.
  • Weekends and National Holidays: 10:00 to 16:00.
  • 🚪 Closed: Tuesdays (except national holidays).
  • 📅 Special Hours: Extended hours during festivals and special events.
  • 🕰️ Last Entry: 30 minutes before closing.

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Annual Events

  • 🎉 Hatsumōde: New Year's visit in January.
  • 🌸 Spring Higan Ceremony: Held in March.
  • 🎂 Buddha's Birthday: Flower Festival in April.
  • 🕯️ O-bon: Bon Odori in July.
  • 🔔 Joya no Kane: New Year's Eve Bell Ringing in December.

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Travel Information
📞   Phone: +81 3-3432-1431
🌐   Website: https://www.zojoji.or.jp/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: 4 Chome-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
🔗   Profiles: YouTube Facebook X (Twitter)

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