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Sengakuji Temple

A historic Buddhist temple in Tokyo, renowned as the burial site of the 47 Ronin, legendary samurai known for their loyalty and revenge tale.

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Popularised by a silly film starring Keanu Reeves, the 47 Ronin are a very cool piece of Japanese history. When their daimyo (leader) was forced to commit ritual suicide after assaulting a court official, these 47 ronin (samurai without a leader) spent a year planning and executing the murder of this same court official, all before committing ritual suicide themselves. The incident is known across the country and their graves can be found in Tokyo. Graveyards in Japan have a pretty cool aesthetic regardless, and this is one of the most unique you’ll find.

WillHarris 3 years ago