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New Year at Zojoji Temple

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New Year at Zojoji Temple

Dec 31, 2019 at 11:00 pm - Jan 1, 2020 at 5:00 am

Free
Zojoji Temple, hatsunode, Tokyo Tower, New Year, tradition, Japanese tradition

Greet 2020 at one of Tokyo’s major temples in a traditional Japanese way. Located near Tokyo Tower, Zojoji was the family temple of one of the most powerful houses in Japanese history — the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo era. The sacred site is famous for attracting massive crowds for hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the year). As the clock strikes midnight, the temple’s bell is tolled 108 times as a part of a Buddhist ritual called joya no kane, said to purify visitors of worldly desires and sufferings.

Details

Start:
Dec 31, 2019 at 11:00 pm
End:
Jan 1 at 5:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Website:
zojoji-temple-tokyo

Venue

Zojoji Temple
4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Shiba Koen + Google Map

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