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Sengaku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Sengaku-ji Temple

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Sengaku-ji Temple is a Soto School Buddhist temple built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612. The temple is known for the burial ground of Ako-Gishi, or the 47 Ronin of Ako Domain (today's Hyogo). The Ako-Gishi's famous story "Chushingura" has been told in novels, Kabuki plays, TV dramas, and other media. The Hollywood movie "47 Ronin" is also based on the story.
Other things in the temple grounds are a bronze statue of Oishi Kuranosuke, the chamberlain of Ako Domain and the leader of the 47 Ronin, and Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall which exhibits their belongings. Gishi-sai festival is held at the temple in spring and winter to honor the spirit of Ako-Gishi's loyalty.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 7:00 – 18:00 (April – September)
  • 7:00 – 17:00 (October – March)
  • Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall: 9:00 – 16:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days
  • Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall: The last Wednesday of February and August

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall: 500 yen (General, Adult); 400 yen (Student); 250 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Sengakuji Station on the Toei Asakusa Line (A07)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-11-1, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0074

TweetsTweets

Glen McFerren @GMcFerren - 2018-03-25
@JohnBoyega Sengaku--ji (sp?)...The temple where the 47 ronin are buried. A must see, doesn't take too long but worth the time.
Dan Hanscom @Tempestz - 2017-05-08
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Othegymnast @finalli274 - 2017-01-09
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Papa-Bear @relaxpapabear - 2016-12-31
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Papa-Bear @relaxpapabear - 2016-12-31
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Θάνατος @TheBellzie - 2016-12-14
At some point I'm going to have to visit Sengaku-ji Temple one year on the 14th of December.

Just for the festival, it'd be worth it.
Θάνατος @TheBellzie - 2016-12-14
At some point I'm going to have to visit Sengaku-ji Temple one year on the 14th of December.

Just for the festival, it'd be worth it.
LIMOTAXI @tokyotaxi1 - 2016-12-06
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Sonya Alexander @wordslinger1 - 2016-10-22
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This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin https://t.co/caFcAoSSTa
Sonya Alexander @wordslinger2 - 2016-10-22
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sonyaa2 @sonyaa2 - 2016-10-22
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BobbyLC @BobbyLPhoto - 2016-08-28
Sengaku-ji temple became famous through the Akō incident of the forty-seven Rōnin in the 18th century. The tomb... https://t.co/vpERcUpMxJ
BobbyLC @BobbyLPhoto - 2016-08-28
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Reza Shok @Alirezasho - 2016-08-20
This is Sengaku-Ji temple! in 1600's 47 masterless Samurai's (Ronin) avenged the death of their… https://t.co/hPuuRNCMZN
91 meitantei @narutakiRT - 2016-07-29
📷 Sengaku Temple (Tokyo, Japan) This small but lovely complex houses the graves of the 47 ronin. https://t.co/yP1dFnjQpA
91 meitantei @narutakiRT - 2016-07-29
📷 Sengaku Temple (Tokyo, Japan) This small but lovely complex houses the graves of the 47 ronin. https://t.co/yP1dFnjQpA
Nate Gildart @nathangildart - 2016-07-20
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Dan Ferreira @Dan_Ferreira_Jp - 2016-07-01
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JapaneseLonewolf @japanlonewolf - 2016-06-02
Temple of 47 Ronin. So glad I was able to see it and give respect. @ Sengaku-ji https://t.co/qs2Iv9w73o
Fait Au Japon @FaitAuJapon - 2016-04-07
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toshyja (今日も担担麺) @toshyja - 2016-02-29
picking a fortune slip at Sengaku-ji temple. Number 99 = Good luck! #tokyo #japan #travel https://t.co/H6AKyEeOkh
Fishgrease @Fishbooom - 2016-02-26
@ColinPeters In my excitement, looking at the 47 graves at Sengaku-ji Temple I thought, wow, I bet Colin's been there. Just looked at (1
Trigger Warning @AshLikeSnow17 - 2016-02-12
Step into the Tale of the Historical 47 Ronin Vendetta at Sengaku-Ji Temple! https://t.co/MKRD4VtEIF via @Japan_Info_
Japan Info @Japan_Info_ - 2016-02-11
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SUPER DELIVERY @super_delivery - 2015-12-17
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InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2015-12-15
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InsideJapan Tours @InsideJapan - 2015-12-14
.@Muzachan brings us this picture of the 47 Ronin graves in Sengaku-ji Temple, Tokyo #Japan
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Taylor Weik @taylorweik - 2015-09-08
Paying my respects at my ancestor's temple today! #47ronin #samuraifam #vscotokyo @ Sengaku-ji https://t.co/QmPOxdsCma
Mark Rau @markrau - 2015-09-05
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Jean-Louis Mesic @JeanLouisMesic - 2015-08-24
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