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.
- 7:00 – 18:00 (April – September)
- 7:00 – 17:00 (October – March)
- Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall: 9:00 – 16:00
- No closing days
- Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall: The last Wednesday of February and August
Access / Public Transport
- Short walk from Sengakuji Station on the Toei Asakusa Line (A07)