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Zojo-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Zojo-ji Temple


Zojo-ji Temple was founded in 1393 as a fundamental Nembutsu seminary of the Jodo-shu School in east Japan. The temple became prosperous after being selected as one of the family temples of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868). There are tombs of six Tokugawa Shoguns, including that of the second Shogun Hidetada, in the temple.
Even though the most of buildings were burnt down during the World War II, the red-lacquered Sangedatsu-mon Gate constructed in 1605 still remains as an original architectural remainder of the early 17th century. The gate is now designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 – 17:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Line (I06)
  • 6 minutes walk from Daimon Station on the Toei Asakusa Line (A09) or Toei Oedo Line (E20)
  • 10 minutes walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 4-7-35, Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0011


Old Tokyo @old_tokyo - 2019-01-03
The 1000 #jizō are keeping warm at #Zōjōji guarded by #TokyoTower https://t.co/q79kVM0ovE #oldtokyo https://t.co/LvNQING8f9
West0pher @TheWest0pher - 2019-01-01
@hamtron5000 I rang in the new year also with 108 bells (less sitting and more standing in my case though). Zojoji… https://t.co/TUYP3TGbYH
Toledo Museum of Art 💮 @ToledoMuseum - 2018-12-25
This week's #ArtMInute: Kawase Hasui, Zojo Temple, Shiba, from “Twenty Views of Tokyo”

Details:… https://t.co/gqued8LUAV
Hana Lei @HanaLeiPR - 2018-12-02
Japanese Ukiyo-e: Zojo Temple, Shiba. Kawase Hasui. 1925 | The Gurafiku archive of Japanese graphic design is a col… https://t.co/j2oQ6vHNTA
Aryo Saloko @salokoaryo - 2018-10-26
Zojo ji Temple Tokyo, Watercolor on Sketchbook #urbansketchers #tokyo https://t.co/0thtLRkWGB
Smart Exchange @SmartExchangeJP - 2018-10-03
One of the tourist attractions of Hamamatsu-cho that really cannot be missed out on is “Zojo Temple”, located at th… https://t.co/l9ZeguSgVs
Zoe Evans @zojo_ - 2018-09-04
Your body is your first temple and taking care of it as well a... More for Cancer https://t.co/CrfXr37FU3
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2018-08-23
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Zojo-ji - The temple with Buddhist monks ceremonies
https://t.co/mUTaya2GHf https://t.co/ZkAP1jTx7k
Old Tokyo @old_tokyo - 2018-07-31
Everybody knows the sight of Zōjō-ji temple (https://t.co/0uQD38ZR55) with in the background #Tokyo #Tower, but on… https://t.co/PSGLR7GYDq
Patrick de Vries @schererdevries - 2018-06-24
One of the many #statues at the #Zojo-ji in #Tokyo wearing a #knitted hat. The temple does special services for… https://t.co/xaXaoH1Y71
J @music_adult - 2018-05-23
Zojo temple behind the super cars. https://t.co/G8xyCuItaK
bunrin japan @trip_culture - 2018-03-27
Thank you very much for replay "SAKURA "ZOJO- JI Temple bell.I am sorry that you were disappointed there were no be… https://t.co/xLwOS5P0mS
Fuji Arts Inc @FujiArtsInc - 2018-02-16
Zojo Temple in Snow, 1933 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949); Japanese woodblock print

Our featured print of the day… https://t.co/uctT5bgCul
クーチャン Call me Cookie @Fd1mpC2glVI9CBV - 2018-01-27
@Surfgirldeb Beautiful picture!provably it is Zojo―ji temple here😊 🗼🚲🏯
nozee @nozeepokemon - 2018-01-01
temple of the zojo https://t.co/QpXUZ1TKVx
Faria Chowdhury @fariac3001 - 2017-12-03
@Oniropolis The last picture on that page (Shiba Zojo Temple in Snow) is especially beautiful.
Koga Ninja Art Certification Test will be held in Zojo Temple in Tokyo.
A ninja show will also be held.… https://t.co/EMsDn9fDb0
Hakurou Kurama @HakurouKurama - 2017-09-07
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/qKLAYCQDTI 【4K】Walking around Zojo temple and Shiba park
Rambalac @rambalac - 2017-09-02
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/InmdoXKRwR 【4K】Walking around Zojo temple and Shiba park
Arnan Binafsihi @4rn4n - 2017-08-19
Where tradition meets modernity.

#japan #japanese #tokyo #zōjōji #zojo #ji #budha #temple… https://t.co/ekAa8c5dgA
Jonathan Timar @jonathantimar - 2017-07-21
Garden of Unborn Children at Zojo-ji Temple, Tokyo https://t.co/NyC6T5Ej4t
Lily Jonathan @lilyjonathan17 - 2017-07-19
We are permitted to worship at Mousoleum of the #Tokugawa Shoguns for a limited time. #Zojo-ji. #Tokyo #temple https://t.co/5LTnkG1IEb
Lily Jonathan @lilyjonathan17 - 2017-07-19
When I prayed for the #Tokugawa family's tombs, I felt peace of mind. #Zojo-ji #temple #Tokyo https://t.co/h9ODWA7TGb
Sakura Perez @Sakura2miaka - 2017-07-16
Japan 2017 Day 2 Vlog: #Zojo-ji Temple and #TokyoTower #SakuraAndAlfafaInJapan
Sakura Perez @Sakura2miaka - 2017-07-16
Japan 2017 Day 2 Vlog: Real life Mario Kart in Tokyo!? What!??! #SakuraAndAlfafaInJapan https://t.co/EUMVUTiLcX https://t.co/jrSgNrvjWd
Danny Lee Baker @DannyBaker0 - 2017-06-18
#Jizo #Statues @ #Zojo-ji #Temple near #tokyotower Jizo the guardian of unborn children #Tokyo #Japan #iphoneography https://t.co/5ixTKz9yt7
Truly Tokyo @trulytokyo - 2017-06-04
Photo of the Week: Zojo-ji Temple and Tokyo Tower


#tokyo #japan #photography https://t.co/0pepiCHu5V
Rambalac @rambalac - 2017-05-17
【4K】Walking around Zojo temple and Shiba park: https://t.co/InmdoXKRwR via @YouTube
やまだひでお @HIDE_Verdad - 2017-01-26
Jizo statues in Zojo-ji temple 2016/12 No.6(taken by film camera). https://t.co/4LamNEsjU9
Ron Greenberg @rsgnyc - 2017-01-23
Just posted a photo @ Zojo-Ji Temple, Tokyo https://t.co/8TwB0Kd34q


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