Category: Fukagawa Area

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Mantoku-In Temple

Mantoku-in Temple is renowned for the number of famous sumo wrestlers interred there. The temple itself is very missable, being of little architectural merit and crammed between adjacent commercial and residential properties, with no grounds just a small concrete forecourt – and no greenery whatsoever. Of sumo interest is the cemetery behind it. Access is...

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Fukagawa Shrines and Temples: Tomioka Hachimangu, Narita Fudoson, others

Fukagawa Fudōson Temple (深川不動尊)was a bit of a mishmash temple which first built in 1703 and is a branch of the Narita-san Shinshō-ji Temple near Tokyo International Airport in Narita City, Chiba Prefecture. This temple is part of the Chisan group in the Shingon school of Buddhism (one of the major schools of Buddhism in Japan) and...

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Naritasan Shinshoji Temple

Naritasan Shinshoji Temple holds a significance to Fukagawa as it is the main temple to the smaller branch Fukagawa Fudodo located in Fukagawa. Narita-san (成田山 “Narita mountain”) Shinshō-ji (新勝寺 “New victory temple”) is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, Chiba, Japan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. It is a lead temple in the Chisan...

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Sumida River, Yakatabune, and banquets

Sumida River is one of well-known major landmarks in Tokyo for its famous historic Edo atmosphere. Through line that connects Hinode-Sanbashi and Asakusa, traveling guide will assist on the journey to visit several historic sites near river banks from where the absences of old Edo Tokyo still blends within the modern city. Through the boat cruises...

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A famous Yakatabune: Fukagawa Fujimi

(深川冨士見) Yakatabune (houseboat) is the traditional Japanese boat play, allowing customers to enjoy both sightseeing in Tokyo and Japanese cuisine at the same tune. Yakatabune offered  in FUJIMI is equipped with the latest facility and is comfortable. Yakatabune is equipped with guest room with tatami and the ceiling. You can enjoy sightseeing in Tokyo and...

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More Specifically About Yakatabune

“Yakatabune” is basically a traditional Japanese boat. During the 8th and 9th century, aristocrats enjoyed boarding on the yakatabune and during the Edo Period, the height of the boat’s popularity, samurai and merchants enjoyed this event. There were boats that were decorated with precious metals, such as gold. Modern yakatabunes are created with plastic, but...

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What is a Geisha Banquet?

A banquet is a large meal or feast,  complete with main courses and desserts, often served with ad libitum alcoholic beverages, such as wine or beer. A banquet usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honor of someone. In the majority of banquets, the gathering is seated at round tables...

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Yakatabune

Yakatabune, is a unique Japanese-style wooden tour boat. Now, Yakatabune are changed which was made from fiber-reinforced plastic. From the artwork which created around the end of the Taisho era by Tomekichi Inagaki, called “Fujimi-bashi no kei” (a view of Fujimi bridge). This picture captures two boathouses next to the Fujimi bridge, “Hamaya” and “Fujimi”. Fujimi, one...

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Geisha Banquet

Geisha holds a banquet. It is having dinner with Geisha at a traditional and beautiful tea house along with performing dances, music, and instruments by Geisha. People can experience real Geisha world by attending a banquet. The banquet takes usually about two hours with dinner such as fresh seasonal ingredients, fish, even with vegetarian options, and...

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Sumida River and Yakatabune

Sumida river, a about 15 mile river, is a river that runs through Tokyo. Sumida River is known as the one of the capital’s most famous waterways. The course starts at Azuma-bashi Bridge passing by Komagata-bashi Bridge, Ryogoku-bashi Bridge, Sumidagawa-ohashi Bridge and finishing at Kachidoki-bashi Bridge. Until around the mid-twentieth century it was the habitat for fish...

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