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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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A lovely Temple with a fascinating story

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank John_C_Ldn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you just wander into this temple, you may be disappointed. But if you're prepared it will be a highly emotional and satisfying experience. The tale of Lord Asano and his 47 loyal retainers inspired Japan from the moment it happened and the story is now told through Kabuki plays and movies. "Chushingura" is probably the best of the movies.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The Sengakuji Temple is close to the JNR Shinagawa or Tamachi stations. You can also reach it from the Toei Asakusa subway line. It is most famous for its graveyard, where the 47 Ronin or masterless Samurai are buried after they all committed Sepukku or suicide in 1702. The entire story was made into a Kabuki play and countless movies... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Anyone who knows some Japanese history must know the story of the 47 ronin. Well, this is where they're buried along w/their lord and his wife. It was quiet, peaceful, and somber when I went. I made sure to purchase incense and say a prayer and lay incense at every single grave. It's a small temple and you can't actually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool place to go. Rich with history. 14 December held the festival yearly to celebrate the Ronin. Lots of little shops around the area and street food. Yummy!

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beautiful even out of context. I strongly suggest you spend a little bit of time to learn the story here before you visit. Learn about the Samurai tombs and the shogun who killed himself here. Even a quick five minute search online will help you better appreciate this site. If you stumble across here without knowing the history, you'll still... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

You need to read up on the 47 Samurai as it is a well known story in Japan. There also have been a movie or two. This is the resting place of the 37 Samurai and the shogun the killed and it sits in a small temple a few hundred meters from Sengakuji Station. It is well worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This Temple is gorgeous and HUGE! if you can possibly get to it you should. Look ahead of time and see if you can catch a day when they are having a festival or special ceremony. By luck I was there on a festival day and it made it so much better.

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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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