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Sengaku-ji Temple

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2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato 108-0074, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa / Gotanda
+81 3-3441-5560
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

This zen temple, originally built by the first shogun of Japan, is not one of the biggies most visitors to Japan will see, like the Palace or Asakusa Temple, but it should be on the radar screen among tourist destinations, both for its historic significance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018

This was another attraction that I never had the time to visit while living in Tokyo. On a recent business trip, I was able finally go see it. To save time, I took a taxi from my hotel to get there. It is in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

The temple is nestled in between private residences and a high school. We had taken a slow and enjoyable stroll from the hotel Keikyu Ex Shinagawa to the temple and use google maps to guide our way to the temple. When we reached the temple,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aiko1974
Reviewed December 15, 2018

A small site but full of history of the 47 ronin. It is well hidden in the middle of the city and behind a school; however, google map is very accurate. All the signns have english translation. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

The Ako Incident as it is known is quite famous in Japan and a visit to Sengakuji brings the history to reality. To one side of the Sengakuji Temple are the graves of the 47 Ronin or leaderless samurai. The 47 were a band of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

I'm not sure when I first heard of the 47 Ronin, but I have known the story for quite a while. When I learned they were buried in Tokyo, I had to visit. It is a very solemn gravesite, and crowded on the day I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Sengaku-ji is an easy fifteen minute walk from Shinagawa station. The temple is the resting place of the 47 Ronin, the story of whom is still reflected in modern Japanese culture. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is interesting if you know the story of the 47 ronin, as you can see their graves in the temple cementery. The temple itself is nice but nothing special, what we most liked about it was the complete stillness and silence: we were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must visit for anyone visit in the Tokyo area Its the temple where the 47 ronin are buried .It has a very tranquil kind of at peace feel. It's a little hard to find as soon as you exit the asakusa line you're...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Every school boy remembers the story of the 47 Ronin. Today I had the honour of standing in their graveyard to pay my respects to their memory. The graves are immaculately kept and there are a number of English information signs. The museum (two parts)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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Tone P
June 28, 2018|
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Response from 100nights | Reviewed this property |
There is no formal dress code, but as this temple is a cemetery then I suggest something appropriate.
May 14, 2016|
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Response from Bead109 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any guides or docents but there is an English pamphlet that is very inexpensive. I highly recommend that you pay to go into the museum, there is a very good film in English which explains the story of the 47... More
Candace J
March 21, 2015|
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Response from _LeeKO_22 | Reviewed this property |
The only fees are for the museum. And the fees aren't that expensive