The Zo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato, Japan. It is the great main Temple of the Chinzei branch of Jodo-shu Buddhism. The main image is of Amida Buddha. If one wants to stay over in Minato, The Somerset Azabu East Tokyo is one of the most luxurious serviced apartments in Tokyo to relax and unwind and explore the city of Tokyo. Since it is located on the Minato-ku district, it is very close to the Tokyo Tower, Roppongi Entertainment and Shopping district and Shiba Park. The hotel offers personalized services and innovative facilities. The hotel is designed for the international executive and family and is ideal for those who seek comfort, style and elegance. There are 3 subway stations that are close to the hotel which will provide efficient access to the entire city of Tokyo. This hotel is perfect for those who are leisure travelers and for those who are on business.
The Zo-Ji Temple is located close by to the The Somerset Azabu East Hotel. There is quite a lot of interesting things to see at this ancient temple. There are lot of Tokugawa Caves, this is where 6 of the 15 Tokugawa shotguns are buried at Zo-Ji Temple. Part of the grounds of the temple are now occupied by a golf practice range and a hotel. There is also the Unborn Children Garden, where rows of stone statues of children represent the unborn children of Japan, including miscarried, aborted and stillborn children. Parents of such children, can choose a statue in the garden and decorate it with small clothing and toys. The Temple is always crowded with worshippers and tourists. The temple holds many events throughout the year. Bean Throwing Ceremony in February, Flea Market in April, takigi-oh in May. The most popular event is the New Year celebrations, where worshippers write their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to a balloon and wait for the moment to let them go. When the temple’s bell ring, 3000 balloons are released at that exact moment at the last ring of the Temple bell.
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