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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Shrines and Temples


Zojo-ji Temple

Zojo-ji was built in 1393 in the Kaizuka area of Edo (the present Kioi-cho area of Chiyoda-ku). In 1590, the future shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu moved to this area which he took as his new domain. After that, Zojo-ji and Kanei-ji in Ueno became the two temples where memorial services were held for the family of the Tokugawa shoguns.The vast temple precinct, which has an area of 85,000 sq m, contains the cemetery of six generations of the Tokugawa shoguns. Formerly there were 3,000 priests regularly at this great temple. Sangedatsu-mon (gate), which was built in 1622, is the only remaining structure which indicates the former greatness of Zojo-ji. It is designated by the national government as an Important Cultural Property.'

4-7-35 Shiba-koen-nai, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Admission Fee
Free in the temple precincts


JR Tokyo Stn./10-min. walk/Toei Subway Otemachi Stn./Toei-Mita Line/8 min. ride/Shibakoen Stn./5-min. walk

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