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Zojoji temple is located behind the t...

Zojoji Temple is located behind the Tokyo Tower, which makes the view from it is very picturesque, especially at night with the lights illuminating the tower of the temple roof barely see. During modern day see drivers that take us about 600 yen from Hamamatsucho or Daimon station on bikes with battery and hood, they even give you a blanket if the weather gets cooler. Strive to tell things in English, but the fact is that I have touched my knew very little. Also you closer to the Tokyo Tower if you pay a little more. Once inside the temple compound, we see a large statue of the goddess Kannon next to a tree with a plaque that says it was planted by George Bush on a visit to the place. We will also see a huge bell that has the honor of being one of the three largest that existed in the Edo period and still continues to perform twice a day and have it not just for telling time, but that is piped to purify one hundred and eight earthly passions (one hundred eight!! OMG!, what will? I know two: Chocolate and women). And what more we draw attention, which will make our visit to the temple will not leave us indifferent hundreds of small Buddha statues dressed in children's clothes. We will grace will seem funny because it seems something sweet, curious, but its meaning is so much oil that overwhelms the heart: Each of the statues were present is set to protect the soul of a dead or unborn child before their parents . It is said that Jizo statues, as they call it, protect the soul on its way to paradise. Many of them also have windmills so if you pass on a windy day, the sound produced by moving you produce a strange feeling, as concern ... Although not know if this purpose. A sad story for a beautiful place to recommend you approach it the same day you are going to visit the Tokyo Tower.

El templo Zojoji está situado por detrás de la Tokyo Tower, lo que hace que la vista desde el mismo sea muy pintoresca, sobre todo por la noche con las luces de la torre iluminando el tejado del templo que apenas se ve.

Durante el día veremos modernos taxistas que por unos 600 yenes nos llevarán desde la estación de Hamamatsucho o Daimon en bicis con batería y con capota, incluso nos darán una manta en el caso que el tiempo refresque. Se esforzarán por contarte cosas en inglés, aunque lo cierto es que los que me han tocado a mi sabían más bien poco. También te acercan hasta la Tokyo Tower si pagas un poco más.
Una vez dentro del recinto del templo, podremos ver una gran estatua de la diosa Kannon junto a un árbol con una placa que dice que fue plantado por George Bush en una visita que hizo al lugar.

También veremos una campana enorme que tiene el honor de ser una de las tres más grandes que existían en el periodo Edo y que todavía se sigue tocando dos veces al día y que cuentan que no sólo sirve para dar la hora, sino que se tañe para purificar las ciento ocho pasiones terrenales (ciento ocho!! Madre mía!!, ¿cuales serán? Yo me sé dos: El chocolate y las mujeres).

Y ya lo que más nos llamará la atención, lo que hará que nuestra visita al templo no nos deje indiferentes serán los cientos de pequeñas estatuas de Buda vestidas con ropas infantiles. Nos hará gracia, nos parecerá divertido porque parece algo tierno, curioso, pero su significado es mucho tan crudo que sobrecoge el corazón: Cada una de las estatuas allí presentes está puesta para proteger el alma de un niño muerto o no nacido antes que sus padres. Se dice que las estatuas Jizo, que es como se llaman, protegerán el alma en su camino hasta el paraíso.

Muchas de ellas tienen, además, molinillos de viento por lo que si pasáis en un día de viento, el sonido que producen al moverse os producirá una sensación extraña, como de inquietud... Aunque desconozco si es este su propósito.

Una historia triste para un lugar precioso al que recomiendo que os acerquéis el mismo día que vayáis a visitar la Tokyo Tower.
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Located near the famous tokyo tower. ...

Located near the famous Tokyo Tower. In this temple there are many statues of Jizo, a Japanese divinindad charged with protecting the souls of unborn children and those who died very young. The temple and the park in which this catches on his way to the underground station, so there is no excuse to not go through it. It is important to go by day and by night the temple grounds is not lit and would be very difficult to enjoy the vast amount of esatuillas there. The ideal plan would see towards evening, JOINING the Tokyo Tower to watch the sunset and enjoy a night view of the city.

Situado muy cerca de la famosa Torre de Tokio. En este templo hay multitud de estatuas de Jizō, una divinindad japonesa encargada de proteger las almas de los niños que no han nacido y de los que han muerto muy pequeños. El templo y el parque en el que esta pilla de camino hacia la estación metro, por lo que no hay escusa para no pasar por él. Es importante ir de día, ya que por la noche el recinto del templo no esta iluminado y sería muy difícil poder disfrutar de la inmensa cantidad de esatuillas que hay. El plan ideal sería verlo hacia la tarde, hacercarse a la Torre de Tokio para ver el atardecer y disfrutar de una vista nocturna de la ciudad.
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Buddhist temple of the shingon sect l...

Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect located in the Minato-ku, near the Tokyo Tower. Six of the 15 Tokugawa shoguns are buried in this temple. Interesting are the many sculptures dedicated to Jizo, protector deity buditas or dead unborn children before their parents.

Templo budista de la secta Shingon, situado en la zona de Minato-ku, muy cerca de la Tokyo Tower.
Seis de los 15 shogunes Tokugawa están enterrados en dicho templo. Son interesantes la gran cantidad de esculturas dedicadas a Jizo, deidad buditas protectora de los niños nonatos o muertos antes que sus padres.
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Located near the famous tokyo tower t...

Located near the famous Tokyo Tower the temple has a multitude of statues of Jizo, the Japanese deity that protects the souls of children who are born and those who died young. The temple, as well as the park that houses it, is on the road from the nearby metro station, it is important to go during the day because at night there is no light and you do not appreciate the large number of statues of the temple.

Situato vicino alla famosa torre di Tokyo il tempio presenta una moltitudine di statue di Jizō, divinità giapponese che protegge le anime dei bambini che non sono nati e di quelli morti da piccoli. Il tempio, così come il parco che lo ospita, si trova sulla strada della vicina stazione metro; è importante andarci di giorno, poiché di notte non c'è illuminazione e non si apprezza la grande quantità di statue del tempio.
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Information about Zōjō-ji Temple

Zōjō-ji Temple Phone Number
(81)3-3432-1431
(81)3-3432-1431
Zōjō-ji Temple Address
4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
4-7-35 Shibakoen Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011
Zōjō-ji Temple Website
http://www.zojoji.or.jp/en/index.html
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