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≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Zojoji Temple

≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Zojoji Temple

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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.


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Event Name ≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Zojoji Temple
Venue Zojoji Temple
Dates December 31, 2016 – January 31, 2017
Note ※ There is the fortunetelling slip (Omikuji) in English
Open Hours In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
«Charm granting time»
【December 31st】22:00-
【January 1st】0:00-18:00
【January 2nd – 7th】9:00-17:00
From New Year’s Eve – New Year you can visit all night
Address 4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3432-1431
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