Days in Tokyo – The scenery of Zojoji Temple with Tokyo Tower

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From the main entrance of Tokyo Tower, just turn right, cross a road and turn left to access Zojoji Temple. But we did a wrong turn to the right after crossing the road (because we followed the man in front!) and ended up walking 1 big round!

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7573_10151350004296027_1666476883_nOnce we enter the temple grounds, we are welcome by sakura trees which are so pretty! There is one that has dropping sakura blossom! Even though the sky is gloomy, the sakura in contrast with the sky is still an attractive sight to me. πŸ™‚

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As Zojoji Temple stands next to Tokyo Tower, I love how the photo captures the temple together with Tokyo Tower! Zojoji Temple is the head temple of the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism in the Kanto Region.

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The temple was built in the year 1393 and moved to its present location in 1598 by Tokugawa Leyasu who selected it as his family temple. A mausoleum of the Tokugawa family can be found on the temple grounds. Most of Zojoji’s buildings are recent reconstructions except for the main entrance gate, the Sangedatsumon, which has survived the many past fires, earthquakes and wars and dates from 1622.

PicMonkey Collage1More cherry blossoms!! πŸ˜€

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The small temple next to the main temple within the temple grounds. Not sure what is the name of this temple though. Hur. πŸ˜›

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Coming out from the side entrance, strolling along this road back to Tokyo Tower for lunch. And I realize it’s such a pretty to take a photo of the road, the trees, the gloomy weather together with the misty Tokyo Tower in the background. Indeed, Tokyo Tower is still best viewed from far! πŸ˜€

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