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“Sengakuji Temple”
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Sengaku-ji Temple
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$114.96*
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Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
Ranked #11 of 437 things to do in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 12, 2014

A very pleasant place to visit and having no knowledge of the place I found it very interesting to read about the history of the temple and the people who lived in the surrounding area. It was not very busy at all when we went which was early in the morning so we were not pushed for space to look around.

Thank David H
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Chance took us to this Temple since it is not one of the most popular places for tourists and it was a wonderful surprise. Noy only the Temple is very beautiful, but also it has a history. In the little street that leads to the site there are several tiny souvenir shops and we managed to find out the story of this place from a wonderfull little old man who, in a fine English, explained that the place is also the site of the graveyards of the 47 samurais who faught a battle right there some 300 years ago.
Make sure you don´t miss this, it is completely worth the visit!

Thank Queencitas
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had to make a pilgrimage to the gravesite of the famed 47 ronin - a real life drama of the 1700's. Go to the temple in the morning before it gets too crowded. Buy some incense sticks and place a stick on each ronin's grave. See the shallow well where the ronin washed Lord Kira's decapitated head before presenting it at the grave of their beloved clan lord. The ronin are huge national heroes and a symbol of loyalty. Their story has been retold in countless movies, publications, and stage plays.

The little indoor museum may or may not be your cup of tea (no English descriptions).

1  Thank P C
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I was a bit disappointed that the museum was closed when we arrived and that there was not one sign in English! The fellow at the souvenir stand was very friendly and helpful. The site was very clean and humbling considering the people housed. I was glad to go but it would have been better if we could get closer to the graves

Thank Chaperoneguy
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Great place, we went there twice only because the Temple gift shop closes at 5pm. The actual cemetary is open until 6pm. Easy to find from Sengakuji Station, the station has the Temple marked on signs for the correct exit. Once out the correct exit you turn right, at the traffic lights cross the road and continue up the smaller street .. at times during the day you will notice ALOT of school boys .. simply walk back the way they are walking out as their school is next to the shrine.

Hours: 7:00 to 18:00 (to 17:00 from October to March).
The memorial museum is open from 9:00 to 16:00.
Closed: No closing days
Admission: Free

The museum has an entrance fee Y500 for adults .. well worth it. You can get the story they have on the background in english .. just ask. 2 parts to the museum so make sure you visit before 4pm.

The Temple gift shop only has a limited selection but we thought it was worth supporting. There are a couple of gift shops with more selection on the way in.

3  Thank FionaJM
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