Zōjōji Temple

Local name浄土宗大本山 増上寺
LocationTokyo, Japan

This Buddhist temple served as the family shrine to the Tokugawas - one of Japan's most famous families. Six out of the fifteen Tokugawa shoguns lie buried here. It is also a great spot for taking pictures of the Tokyo Tower.

In addition to the graves of the shoguns, you can also find another strange sight at the back of the temple - the unborn children garden. The small area is full of statues, each representing a child that could not live past infancy - either miscarried, aborted, or stillborn.

The easiest way to get here is to travel to the Hamamatsu - cho station and then go by foot.

Tags Place of WorshipReligious SiteBuddhistBurial SiteTempleHistoricalFree
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Opening hours

The main hall is open from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Free admission.

Tokugawa Mausoleum and Shrine:
Mausoleum only: 500 JPY
Museum only: 700 JPY
Both: 1000 JPY

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zōjō-ji

Official Website http://www.zojoji.or.jp/en/

Phone +81 3-3432-1431

Address 4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan

Coordinates 35°39'26.668" N 139°44'53.902" E

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