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Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine & Fukagawa Fudodo Temple 富岡八幡宮・深川不動堂


Near Monzen-Nakacho Station on the Tozai subway line, the shrine is the heart of Fukagawa. The shrine is said to have had its beginnings in 1627 when a prince from Kyoto enshrined a statue of the deity Hachiman on a small island called Eitai-jima near Fukagawa. The local Fukagawa community soon started worshipping this deity. By 1651, it became a major shrine in Edo's shitamachi or merchant's quarters. The shrine also has historical ties to sumo, makred by the Yokozuna Rikishi Monument (Yokozuna Rikishi-hi) and the Ozeki Rikishi Monument (Ozeki Rikishi-hi). Also see other Fukagawa sights such as Fukagawa Fudodo Temple and Eitaibashi Bridge.

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Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri Festival 深川八幡祭り


The full-scale version (Hon-matsuri) of this festival is held every three years (2017, 2020, 2023, 2026, etc.) in mid-August by Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine near Monzen-Nakacho Station on the Tozai Line. These photos show the festival's climax on the last day of the festival when over 50 portable shrines are paraded along the streets amid splashing water. It is the Rengo Togyo or Joint Procession of Portable Shrines. More photos are at PhotoExposure. Also see the video at YouTube and water truck video at YouTube.

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Kameido Tenmangu Shrine Plum Blossom Festival 亀戸天満宮 梅まつり


Made famous by woodblock prints from the Edo Period, Kameido Tenmangu Shrine (also called Kameido Tenjin Shrine or Kameido Tenjinja) is in Kameido, Koto Ward, Tokyo. It is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar of the Heian Period (794-1185) and now worshipped as a god of learning. Many students hoping to pass school entrance exams come to pray here. In Feb. and March, numerous plum blossoms bloom in white, red, and pink. On Feb. 3, it also holds setsubun ceremony to throw beans at night.

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Kameido Wisteria Festival 亀戸藤まつり


Kameido Tenmangu Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo is most famous for wisteria which bloom during late April to early May. The wisteria are also lit up at night.

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Kameido Tenjin Shrine Taimatsu Torch Festival 亀戸天神社 神忌祭(松明祭り)


On March 25, Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward, Tokyo, Japan holds the Taimatsu Torch Festival (Shinkisai) at 6 pm to 7 pm. The shrine worships Sugawara-no-Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship. Many students come and pray here to pass school entrance exams. The torch festival marks the anniversary of Michizane's death on March 25. Famous for wisteria and plum blossoms, the shrine is also called Kameido Tenmangu or Kameido Tenjinsha.

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Kameido Tenjin Chrysanthemum Festival 亀戸天神菊まつり


Held every autumn, the Chrysanthemum Festival (Kiku Matsuri) at Kameido Tenjin Shrine displays many exotic and pretty varieties of this flower. They can be shaped and trimmed in fantastic ways. Very nice when you go and see them during shichi-go-san in Nov. when 7-year-old and 3-year-old girls and 5-year-old boys come to shrine in kimono.

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Kiyosumi Teien Gardens 清澄庭園


Opened to the public in 1932, the garden was built and developed by several owners starting with Kinokuniya Bunzaemon, a successful Edo-Period merchant. Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of the Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, acquired the estate in 1878 and developed the garden with a pond and famous stones brought from all over Japan. It is a very green garden. Near Kiyosimi-Shirakawa Station on the Oedo and Hanzomon subway lines.

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Fukagawa-Edo Museum 深川江戸資料館


The Fukagawa-Edo Shiryokan Museum recreates an Edo-Period neighborhood in Saga-cho, Fukagawa with life-size buildings from that period. You can enter the rooms and see various furniture and implements used in those days by the common people.

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Toyosu Market 豊洲市場


Visited the new Toyosu Market on the second day (Oct. 15, 2018) it opened to the public. We visited in the afternoon which was too late to see any real market action. When the market is open (closed on Sun.), tourists can tour the three Toyosu Market buildings from 5 am to 5 pm. These photos are for people who plan to visit the market. So you know what to expect.

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Kiba Kakunori Log Rolling 木場の角乗


In mid-Oct. at Kiba Park, the local traditional folk entertainment is performed. Kiba Kakunori is square log rolling. They do all kinds of tricks while rolling on square (not round) logs. This is followed by Kiba Kiyari which is a workman's chant, the Fukagawa Tekomai Geisha, and Fukagawa Chikara-mochi which are strongman stunts using bales of rice. Also see the video at YouTube.

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Yumenoshima 夢の島


Yumenoshima, meaning "Dream Island," originated as a garbage dump. It has been developed as a public park and sports park. The main attractions are the Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome and the Daigo Fukuryu Maru exhibition hall. Near JR Kiba Station on the Keiyo Line. Buses also run from Toyocho Station on the Tozai Line.

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Wakasu Park 若洲公園


Reclaimed land, now mostly a golf course and recreational park with a nice cycling path.

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Sarue Onshi Park 猿江恩賜公園


Sarue Onshi Park is a spacious local park with sakura cherry blossoms, azalea, and autumn leaves. Near Sumiyoshi Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line subway and Kinshicho Station.

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Yokojukkengawa and Sendaibori Parks 横十間川親水公園・仙台堀


Riverside parks with seasonal flowers, Wasen Japanese boat rides, cherry blossoms, and other sights in Koto Ward, Tokyo.

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Haiku Poet Matsuo Basho 松尾 芭蕉のゆかり


Japan's most famous haiku poet, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), lived in Koto Ward from 1680 in his Basho-an Hut. He also embarked on his famous Okuno Hosomichi journey from Koto Ward. Statues of Basho and the Basho Memorial Museum have been built in Koto.

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Tokyo Air Raid and War Devastation Museum 東京大空襲・戦災資料センター


Small museum educating people about the March 10, 1945 air raid on Tokyo by the US. Located in the middle of Tokyo where the worse bombing occurred. The official English name (according to the Website) is "The Center of the Tokyo Raids and War Damage." Open 10:30 am to 4 pm, closed Mon. (open if a national holiday and closed on Tue. instead). Adult admission ¥300. tokyo-sensai.net Address: 〒136-0073東京都江東区北砂1丁目5-4

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Miraikan Museum 日本科学未来館


Nicknamed Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is a science and technology museum in the Odaiba area in Koto, Tokyo. Since the museum director is Japanese astronaut Mamoru Mohri, there are a good number of space-related exhibits. Website

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