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Temples

Temples

Tokyo is a city rich with culture and seeping with tradition, and historical sites. Whether you have relocated, or are just visiting for a short period of time, make sure to take in the temples of Tokyo. The temples of Tokyo are literally a wonder of the world. They all are constructed with such magnificence, and craftsmanship, there is nothing like them anywhere else on Earth. The Tokyo Japan, the The Sensoji Temple, or Zojo-ji Temple are all awe-inspiring architectural majesty. Make sure they are on your list of things to do while visiting. They should not be missed.

Senso-ji

Address 2-3-1, Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0032Map
Description Senso-ji is not only Japan’s oldest Buddhist temple, visited by 30 million people each year, but also a significant place of worship. The site originated after Hinokuma and Takenari Hamanari pulled a statue of the Buddhist deity Bodhisattva Kannon up from the Sumida River in 628 AD. In 625 Kannondo Hall was built was a permanent temple dedicated to the compassionate Bodhisattva Kannon. There are eight halls inside the temple as well as decorative gates, gardens and pagodas that can be admired by worshipers and visitors.

Zojo-ji

Address 4-7-35, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011Map
Description Located in Minato, Tokyo, Zojo-ji is a Buddhist temple dating back to the Edo period of Japanese history. Today, much of the temple’s grounds are burial sites where graves are dedicated to children who are unborn in Japan through miscarriage, abortion or stillbirth. The parents of the child can dedicate a statue, rather than a tombstone, to their unborn child and may decorate the grave in any way they wish. The temple is one of the most beautiful in the Minato region.

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