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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
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
Visited this place last year and received a phenomenal blessing when I placed a prayer here.
For a while now, my work had not been great.I have been under a lot of pressure at my workplace before taking this holiday to Tokyo. This is when...More
If you're a fan of samurai, this is your place to be. Home to the graves of the 47 ronin, this temple has a small museum with several artifacts and 47 statues of the samurai. You can visit the graves of the samurai and pay...More
A hugely moving and overwhelming experience. Having been to many sacred sites around the world, the atmosphere, sense of place and energy was palpable.
Being able to buy bundles of 47 incense sticks at the entrance, one for each Ronin grave was a lovely touch....More
Place a visit to the Sengaku-ji Temple in your tip 5 temples to visit if you’re visiting Tokyo. Although the temple was rebuilt after World War Two, what makes this visit a must is that this Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the...More
This is a lovely Temple, which is famous as the Burial place of the 47 Ronin, we visited at the end of the day, and it was both peaceful and very quiet.
There is a nice bi lingual information panel explaining the story
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.
I wore 3/4 length cargo pants and a collared shirt, but not necessarily long pants. Being comfortable, check the local weather report and dress accordingly. Hat was essential for me and study comfortable walking shoes. Enjoy!
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
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 Ronin and gives a good guide of what to look for at the Temple and their significance.
Japanese/English tour guides can be booked in advance for any site and they can be expensive depending on how many hours and what you want to see. I've never found the need for a guide, if you look there is almost always a pamphlet, map, or guide in English or someone who can translate for you if you ask politely.