Sengaku-ji

Tan Han Yang

Feb 19, 2017

The burial site of the men and women behind the legendary story of the 47 Ronin.

Hidden in Shinagawa, it's a short walk from Shinagawa station. In this temple you'll find the headstones marking the graves of the 47 ronin and their masters family and epitaphs dedicated to their loyalty and bravery. You'll also find signboards in English and Japanese explaining the various buildings and sites within the temple which are of significance in the entire incident.

I highly recommend visiting this Buddhist temple if you're a history buff and if you are interested in visiting temples while staying within a metropolis like Tokyo. It's a very interesting juxtaposition of tradition and modernity with an ancient temple situated right in the middle of a bustling section of Tokyo.

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