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Sengaku-ji Temple

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Address: 2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato 108-0074, Tokyo Prefecture
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Last stop of the day

Amazing experience it was to stop here, just to see all the beauty this place has to offer. i loved it so much i came to it twice. Memories i have that will last a life time and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
WYR_Perras
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North Bay, Canada
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North Bay, Canada
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83 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing experience it was to stop here, just to see all the beauty this place has to offer. i loved it so much i came to it twice. Memories i have that will last a life time and im glad i was able to enjoy it with my family

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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple was very peaceful and quiet even during cherry blossom season as the rest of Tokyo was packed; probably because most people visit during the December anniversary of the 47 ronin. It was a great escape from Tokyo and we saw very few people there; many of those we saw were devout Buddhists. It's a little far out of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away down in a peaceful area away from the main roads, and just a few minutes walk from the metro station is Sengaku-Ji, a small temple but with a lot of history attached to it. This temple houses the graves of Lord and Lady Asano, as well as the graves of the 47 rounin, though a couple are in... More 

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Thank Matt B
Fresno, CA
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315 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible by public transportation. Beautiful temple worth visiting. Ancient temple, very peaceful. Well worth the trip.

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Thank FoodCritic89
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and traditional spot, we went on our own but returned as part of a tour the following day and I would recomend having a tour guide, at least for your first temple otherwise you wont know what your doing.

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Sandweiler, Luxembourg
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you know the story about the 47 Rônin and are instered in samurai history, this is the place. A bit out of town but worth to go.

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Thank Marc S
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This urban temple has maintained its presence in the neighborhood for centuries despite, fires, earthquakes and wars,. Despite thousands of visitors a day it remains a respected house of God and worship. The surrounding grounds have some of the most interesting exhibits, shops and Tokyo merchants. This is a do not miss part of Tokyo of the many temples and... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Ako Incident (47 Ronin) is a very popular story. One which has proven the loyalty and courage of 47 brave samurais. Reading the book, again and again, and watching the story (even with the touch of dark magic) has me captivated. Make sure to light up incense and offer it to the graves of the 47 samurais to pay... More 

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Thank rondm40
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Very small shrine and a bit out of the way. But if you enjoy the story of the 47 samurai then it makes it worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

A short walk from the nearby Metro (Sengakuji) or even Shinagawa. A lovely and peaceful place with a fascinating story. You can read up about it on the notices or, better, read a little online first so you understand better when you are there

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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