Zojoji Temple

At the base of Tokyo Tower, there is a Buddhist temple connected to the family of the Tokugawa Shogunate

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Buddhist temple

Located at the base of Tokyo Tower is Zojoji, an Omotoyama temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism.
Enshrined in Zojoji's Ankokuden Hall is the hidden black image of Buddha worshipped by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo period. Since he won one battle after after another, visiting this temple is said to increase the chance of victory.
The grounds contain Important Cultural Assets such as Sangedatsumon, the three portals through which worshippers pass through to rid themselves of worldly desires and reach enlightenment, as well as the graveyard of the family of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Surrounded by skyscrapers, spend a calm and quiet moment in the middle of the city.


  • Many tourists combine a visit here with a trip to Tokyo Tower.
  • In spring, enjoy the collaboration of Zojoji Temple, Tokyo Tower and Sakura. .
  • The hidden black image of Buddha is visible 3 times a year, on the 15th of January, May, and September.


  • Sangedatsumon Gate

    Sangedatsumon Gate

  • The Daiden, or Main Hall

    The Daiden, or Main Hall

  • Sakura Cherry Blossoms

    Sakura Cherry Blossoms

  • The Grave of Tokugawa Ieyasu

    The Grave of Tokugawa Ieyasu


  • 謝心婕


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Official Name
Sanenzan Kodo-in Zojoji
Postal Code
4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
03-3432-1431 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
No holidays
*Hours may change on the New Year Holiday
(1) About 10 minutes on foot from Hamamatsu-cho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, the Keihin Tohoku Line, and the Tokyo Monorail
(2) About 3 minutes on foot from Onarimon Station on the Toei Subway Mita Line and 3 minutes on foot from Shiba Park
(3) About 5 minutes on foot from Daimon Station on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line
(4) About 7 minutes on foot from Akanebashi Station on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)