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Sengaku-ji Temple

2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato 108-0074, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3441-5560
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“resting place” (12 reviews)
“keanu reeves” (9 reviews)
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2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato 108-0074, Tokyo Prefecture
Shinagawa, Gotanda
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+81 3-3441-5560
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"resting place"
in 12 reviews
"japanese history"
in 13 reviews
"keanu reeves"
in 9 reviews
"pay respect"
in 8 reviews
"incense sticks"
in 8 reviews
"grave site"
in 7 reviews
"memorial hall"
in 4 reviews
"small museum"
in 13 reviews
"brave men"
in 3 reviews
"shinagawa station"
in 11 reviews
"buried here"
in 5 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 8 reviews
"asakusa line"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"tokyo tower"
in 6 reviews
"sengakuji"
in 39 reviews
"loyal"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to public transport and very easy to get to, this historical shrine was really worth the visit. The temple itself is free, but the museums cost to enter and I felt it was worth it. Small, quiet and not really busy, it is a...More

Thank Mandy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small Buddhist temple is famous in its own right however, the fact that it is the grave site for The Forty Seven Ronin, makes is dramatically more important. A quiet temple, a short walk from Sengaku-Ji Stn & Shinagawa Stn...it is well worth devoting...More

2  Thank WalkingPoint
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked about 15 minutes from Shinagawa Station to get here. There is a sign on the main road indicating which street to turn down. Quiet and serene, this temple is tucked away among buildings and busy streets about a block from the main road. At...More

Thank BreadTraveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting small historical gravesite/shrine. Prior to visiting read up on the 47 Ronin and understand the players in the story. This temple is free and the two "museums" are fairly priced. Both aren't particularly amazing but it is worth it to contribute to the maintenance...More

Thank Trev M
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

I have waited years to visit this site. I was only unhappy that they do not have more interest by the public. This history that is depicted should be promoted to reflect the old values in Japan; honor.. GO OUT OF YOUR WAY and see...More

Thank Warner L
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

Peaceful place where locals also go. Smallish area of greenery in Tokyo. Good place just to sit and watch.

Thank fenningrw
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This temple was relatively small and quiet. There were only a few other people there when we visited. The museums were also really great for learning about the history of the 47 ronin. There were numbered signs in Japanese and English explaining parts of the...More

1  Thank Rwc142014
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We caught the train and it was an easy ride to Minato, the temples were spiritual and the cemeteries near by well with the effort.

Thank bullant3
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

It's a bit out of the way, and the accompanying museum is definitely worth even 500 yen, but if the story of the 47 ronin is interesting to you and seeing their graves is meaningful, its worth a visit.

Thank Alexander H
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

This temple is very interesting as it honours the 47 Ronin. It's a very tranquil place and well worth a visit.

Thank Amy B
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Nearby
Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with
luxury residential buildings and the scene is
constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama
park and Togoshi park are great places to see
beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as
well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a
post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish
old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa
...More
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verada
May 15, 2016|
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Response from Bead109 | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any guides or docents but there is an English pamphlet that is very inexpensive. I highly recommend that you pay to go into the museum, there is a very good film in English which explains the story of the 47... More
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Candace J
March 22, 2015|
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Response from _LeeKO_22 | Reviewed this property |
The only fees are for the museum. And the fees aren't that expensive
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