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Takahata Fudoson Setsubun & Daruma Fair 高幡不動尊 節分会・だるま市


Feb. 3 is bean-throwing day by minor celebrities at this big temple. They threw beans several times during the day. The Daruma Fair is also held on the same day, attracting a large crowd.

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Takahata Fudoson Temple 高幡不動尊


One of the Big Three Fudoson temples in the Kanto region, the Takahata Fudoson temple is also famous for ties with Shinsengumi leader Hijikata Toshizo who was from Hino, Tokyo.

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Takahata Fudoson Ajisai Matsuri and Takahata Castle 高幡不動尊あじさい まつり・高幡城跡


A hill behind the Takahata Fudoson temple is covered with hydrangea (ajisai) which bloom in June. It is one of Tokyo's most famous places for ajisai. Numerous varieties of hydrangea are planted. The top of the hill was also the site of the medieval Takahata Castle of which little is known. The hill is dotted with 88 stone statues of Kobo Daishi (founder of Shingon Sect), mimicking the 88 pilgrimage temples in Shikoku.

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Tama Zoo 多摩動物公園


Opened in 1958, Tama Zoo is one of Japan's largest zoos on par with Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. Officially named the Tama Zoological Park, the zoo is spread over a very large and spacious area. What the panda is to Ueno Zoo is what the koala bear is to Tama Zoo. Three cute koala bears are on display in the Koala House. A baby koala was born on Oct. 25, 2008 and by June 2009 when these photos were taken, the baby koala grew large enough to be cute and recognizable as it clinged to its mother's belly. Also see my YouTube video here.

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Mogusaen Garden 百草園


Another major sight in Hino, this garden is famous for plum blossoms. About 800 plum trees are in the garden. Near Mogusaen Station on the Keio Line. Keio Railways operate the garden. Small admission charged.

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