Sengakuji Temple

The Temple Connected to the Ako-Gishi in the Historical Drama "Chushingura"

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Temple

Sengakuji is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect. It is famous as the final resting place of the 47 samurai known as Ako-Gishi, who avenged the death of their master, Naganori Asano, in the famous historical drama, "Chushingura".
Inside the temple grounds is the Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall, where precious articles that belonged to these samurai are stored. Another highlight is the bronze statue of Kuranosuke Oishi, said the be the main character of "Chushingura".
In the Ako-Gishi Matsuri, a procession of people dressed up like these samurai snake through town in the Gishi-Gyoretsu parade.
The Sanmon gate in front of the main hall is unusual in its two-story construction.

Highlights

  • There is a bronze statue of Kuranosuke Oishi, the leader of Ako Gishi.
  • The Ako Gishi Matsuri is held every December 14th as well as in April.

Photos

  • The Sanmon Gate
  • The Main Hall
  • The Bronze Statue of Kuranosuke Oishi, Gazing East towards Tokyo
  • The Graveyard of Ako-Gishi

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Basic Information

Official Name
Banshozan Sengakuji
Founded
1612
Postal Code
108-0074
Address
2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3441-5560
Admission
Free
*The Ako-Gishi Memorial Hall and Wooden Statue Museum facilities are charged a joint admission of ¥500
Closed
No holidays
Hours
[April-September] 7:00am-6:00pm, [October-March] 7:00am-5:00pm *Subject to change.
Access
About 1 minute on foot from Exit A2 of Sengakiji Station on the Toei Subway Asakusa Line
Official Website
Official Website (English)

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