Attraction 1 Chome-14-11 Uenosakuragi Taito, Tokyo 110-0002 Japan Published on: 25-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Temple & Monument
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Kaneiji Temple was built in 1625 by Tenkai to emulate the powerful religious center Enryaku-ji in Tokyo. It’s located in the northwest of Ueno Park

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Why KANEIJI TEMPLE is special ?

The temple of Kan'ei-ji was founded in 1625 by a bishop named Tenkai Sojo to serve the Tokugawa clan, then rulers of Japan. The temple originally functioned as a prayer hall to protect the Ki-mon ("Demon's Gate") of Edo Castle, but later became the temple of the Tokugawa family in which the family held Buddhist services. Under the protection of the Tokugawa family, at its peak the temple housed 68 buildings of various sizes. Most of these, however, were destroyed by fire in subsequent civil wars. The

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What to explore at KANEIJI TEMPLE?

temple also contained an enormous image of the Buddha which was destroyed by the great Kanto earthquake that hit Tokyo in 1923, and only the face remains enshrined today. In the graveyard at the back of the temple is a mausoleum enshrining six shoguns of the Tokugawa family. The mausoleum is made of bronze, 3 m in height, and has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government.

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How to get to KANEIJI TEMPLE?

It's located in the Ueno Park.

Selling points

  • Remembering the glory of the Tokugawa
  • Nice temple in Ueno Park
  • A temple reserves the history
  • Specially for history lovers
  • Remind of history
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