This is the main Hachiman in Tokyo, the shrine dedicated to theGod of war. In the precinct, there are two sets of stone monuments, monuments of Yokozuna and of Ozeki, top and second ranks of Sumo wrestlers.
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We came partially to see the shrine, but mainly to visit the Sunday antiques market. The market proved to be much larger than expected. The many stalls varied between good quality antique pottery, bronze figures and pictures. There were also many stalls selling clothing and...More
There is an antique market here in the first, second and fourth Sunday of each month. It is lots of fun to stroll around the temple grounds and see all the interesting objects for sale. It is helpful to be able to speak some Japanese,...More
There is a statue of Tadataka Inoh, a merchant who made Japanese map for the first time in the early 19th century. It took him 17 years visiting all through Japan for the purpose! Also there are Sumo champions and grand champions Monument stating their...More
This shrine was the biggest Hachiman shrine in Edo city about 380 years ago. This shrine worships old emperor in Japan and the god of sun. There are an iconic red colored big main pavilion. In addition, many red Torii gates, Japanese garden with ponds,...More
We sometimes visit this shrine as it is the closest big one in the city. We feel secured when we are in this shrine. It si very close from Metro "Monzennakacho" station. It is nice to know the atmosphere of Downtown in Tokyo. There are...More
Visited this shrine one summer afternoon with my 2nd-grader son. It is a rather big shrine in the downtown area Fukagawa; does not have serenity that you may seek in Kyoto shrines but has its own charm and popularity. I found that, like some shrines,...More
Sumo tournaments were held at the Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine in Eastern Edo in the late 1600s. The shrine is dedicated to Hachiman the deity of War. It is located quite near to the Fukagawa Fudo Do Temple and the closest station on the Tokyo Metro...More
We went here on a sunday, and there was a market. We were there around 3 pm, and they were packing the market down, but we still got to see and buy some cool stuff. A lot of tea-related things like pots and bowls. Really...More
In addition to places of worship are quite widespread in the city of Tokyo, is known as the birth place of martial arts sumo. For those of you who are interested in sumo-related souvenirs, can be found here.