≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Zojoji Temple
The temple that has a connection with Tokugawa Shogun family with 600 years of history
【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 50,000 people
【Divine Favor】warding off evil, game luck
Zojoji was relocated to the present site in 1598 after Ieyasu Tokugawa, founder of the Tokugawa shogunate, entered Edo (present-day Tokyo) in 1590 to establish his provincial government. After the start of the Edo Period when the Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan, Zojoji became the family temple of the Tokugawa family.
Enshrined in the Ankokuden is the Black Image of Amida Buddha, which was deeply worshiped by Ieyasu Tokugawa. This wonder-working image is said to have repeatedly saved Ieyasu from dangers and enabled him to win battles.
Since the Edo Period, it has been widely revered as a Buddhist image which brings victory and wards off evils.
|Event Name||≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Zojoji Temple|
|Dates||December 31, 2017 – January 20, 2018|
|Note||*There is the fortunetelling slip (Omikuji) in English.|
|Open Hours||≪Good luck charm sales time≫
【December 31】 22:00-
【January 1】 0:00-18:00
【January 2-8】 9:00-17:00
|Address||4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo|