Category: Fukagawa Area

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Fukagawa Hotels

The above is a map of hotels nearby the Fukagawa region. The Share Hotels: Lyuro (#1 on map) The biggest feature of Lyuro is that it is right beside Sumidagawa, which has deep connections with Fukagawa geisha culture. In this hotel, there is a “River Terrace”(かわてらす), which is a multi-purpose area where both guests and non-guests can enjoy the river...

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Where to enjoy Hanami in Fukagawa

The best timing to enjoy “hanami,” or to enjoy cherry blossoms, is the “Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri” (大江戸深川さくらまつり). It is held annually for approximately two weeks from late-March to early-April; in 2017, it was held from March 25 to April 9. The main focus of this festival is watching cherry blossoms from boats, flowing down...

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Lumber Industry in Fukagawa – Koto City

Currently, Koto City where Fukagawa is located is famous for its significant aspects of location with a rich waterfront and lush greenery. Pursuing the ideology of “omotenashi” and promoting preservation of environments, Koto city once was a prospered lumber industry centered location during Edo era. Facing Tokyo Bay with Sumida and Arakawa Rivers, such waterways...

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The Fukagawa Hachimangu Incident

On December 8, 2017, within the shrine grounds of Fukagawa Hachimangu, four men and women were murdered or injured within shrine grounds, including chief priest Nagako Tomioka. One of the murderer was Nagako’s younger brother named Shigenaga Tomioka, who committed suicide after killing his partner-in-crime. Numerous survival knives and Japanese katanas were found in the crime scene....

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Fukagawa Hachimangu and Sumo Wrestling

Fukagawa Hachimangu is famous for being the origin of a longlasting sumo wrestling tradition. Sumo wrestling had already begun during the Edo period in areas such as Kyo (Kyoto) and Osaka, but had been banned for corrupting public morals. In 1684, though, the bakufu government permitted sumo competitions to be held in spring and autumn for fundraising temples and...

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Fukagawa Seven Gods of Fortune Tour (Shichi Fukujin Meguri)

Throughout Japan, there are multiple places where you can participate in the shichifukjin meguri, a short pilgrimage from one shrine/temple to another, at any time of the year. This custom started in the early Edo Period. In Japanese mythology, there are seven gods who bring good luck. In Fukagawa, there are 3 shrines and 4...

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The Tomioka Hachiman Shrine

Fukagawa is located on the east bank of the Sumida river. This geographical characteristic helped Fukagawa to improve its trading industry. There are two main east-west canals, the Onagigawa and the Konakigawa. These canals run from the Sumida river in downtown Edo to the Ara river. Thus these canals were busy for both passenger traffic...

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Hojo-In Temple

At Fukagawa 2-chome and near the Kiyosumi Gardens, there is a renowned temple called the Hojo-In Temple. Built in the year of 1629, this temple was originally known as the Kentai-san Hojo-in. However, it is currently known as the Fukagawa Enma-do, which is translated to “The Hall of the King of Hells” in English. Outside,...

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Fukagawa Fudō-dō – Top choice Buddhist temple in Asakusa & Sumida River

Fukagawa Fudō-dō was established in 1703 as a branch temple of Narita-san Shinshō-ji temple. This temple belongs to the Chisan group in the Shingon school of Buddhism (one of the major schools of Buddhism in Japan) and practices Esoteric Buddhism. During the World War II, the wooden temple building dates from 1862 and was brought here in 1950 after the...

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Basho Inari Jinja Shrine

Basho wrote his famous frog haiku while in Morishita, so his name has become associated equally, if not more, with the frog as the Japanese banana plant. Here at this traditional fox shrine to the poet you can see stone representations of frogs. Frog at Basho Inari Jinga shrine, Morishita, Koto ward, Tokyo. After having...

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