47 RONIN GRAVES
Sengakuji Temple is the resting place of the famous 47 Ronin or masterless samurai.
Their master Asano Naganori is also buried at the temple, and it is here that the 47 Ronin brought the head of Kira Yoshinaka, after they had avenged their master’s death.
The ronin were buried here after meeting the same fate as their master – death by self-inflicted disembowelment, or seppuku.
Sengakuji Temple is located in Minato ward in Tokyo and is a major temple of the Soto Zen sect of Buddhism.
Entry is free to the temple grounds and the graves but there is a fee to visit the 47 Ronin-related museum.
The temple is a 15-20 minute walk from Shinagawa Station on the JR Yamanote Line.