Zojo-ji Temple & Shiba Park, Tokyo

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Shiba Koen, Minato-ku

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    Visit the Zojo-Ji park and temple

    by vichatherly Updated Jul 25, 2005

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    A nice wander around the park and temple does wonders for your spiritual peace.

    Look out for the Jizo statues capped with their red bonnets and decorated with plastic flowers and colorful windmills that move with the wind.

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    by manuelEB Updated Jul 30, 2003

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    Zojoji Temple is the chief temple of the Jodo-Buddist sect.
    Moved to what is now known as Shiba Koen by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the mausoleums of the Tokugawa Shoguns flank each side of the Zojoji.
    Hoping to usurp influence from the Buddhist temples, the rulers of Meiji Japan turned the the Shiba area into a public park.

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    Entrance to the Zojo-ji Temple

    by mike5719 Updated Dec 29, 2002

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    If you are going to Tokyo Tower by way of Hamamatsucho Station, you can't help but come across the Zojo-ji Temple. You can't miss the large red colored entrance.
    A nice place to stop for a few minutes and use up some film.

    Entrance to the Zojo-ji Temple

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    Stone Image of Buddha's Foot

    by fachd Written Jun 13, 2009

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    You can also take photo of the Stone Image of Buddha's Foot. The writting on the plaque is in Japanese, so I am not sure the significant of the stone foot.

    Stone Image of Buddha's Foot
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    Daibonsho bell

    by fachd Written Jun 13, 2009

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    The 1673 Daibonsho bell is inside the Zojoji Temple ground. It weight 15 ton and tolled six times a day.

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    statues?

    by hivaoa1 Written Apr 20, 2005

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    i was walking by a temple neat the Tokyo Tower and i saw these little statues.. i wonder what they are.. but i like them

    i thought it would be a cemetery or somethign

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    Visit the temple complex at...

    by sjvessey Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit the temple complex at Zohjoh-ji.

    See my separate travelogue for more photos.

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