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Address: 1-17-13, Tomioka, Koto 135-0047, Tokyo Prefecture
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Buddhist Fire Ceremony and Traditional Food and Craft Shops
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Fascinating ceremony

We made it in time to watch the praying ceremony. It was fascinating to watch and listen to the drums, chanting, and horns. Definitely a memorable experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many temples one could see that dotted all over Tokyo. Many are small and while being impressive in their own way, they don't warrant the time to seek them out. Fukagawa Fudodo, however, is a great temple to visit. I wasn't really expecting much, but the wood carvings inside are fantastic. The inner stone bridge, inside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best temples to visit. There were no tourists on the day that we went there. Just a handful of Japanese locals. The fire ceremony was quite unusual from other Buddhist ceremonies that we have seen. The accompanying drums made the whole experience much more intense. At the very end the locals will go up to have their... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We made it in time to watch the praying ceremony. It was fascinating to watch and listen to the drums, chanting, and horns. Definitely a memorable experience.

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Thank Sara P
Kawasaki, Japan
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place is very close to Monzen-Nakacho Subway station and on the way to Tomioka Hachimangu. The narrow and short road to the temple was nice surrounded by small shops. I saw a building having a kind of sanscript letters under renovation and a big Waraji(traditional Japanese shoes). Only bad point is too many buildings and freeway nearby which you... More 

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Thank Keizo
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This temple is so beautiful and ancient from the outside to inside. It has many floors. I and my friend went there on the New Year. We were so lucky to have chance to hear the monks worshipping. It was so amazing.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This temple's long dark hallways of LED-lit crystal buddhas was the main draw for us, but I'm glad we made a special trip out here to this area of Tokyo, away from the main tourist sites. We didn't get to see a ceremony while we were here in the morning on a weekday, but the other reviews sound impressive and... More 

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Thank Kristen L
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Starting with the sound of Japanese drums and Triton's trumpet, you will be gravitated to experience the essence of mystic Buddhist ritual. Rhythm of drums and Buddhist sutra chanting are so dynamic and you feel like the fire will burn all bad things surrounding you. It is magnificent as if you are watching rock band's live gig.

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Every day at 9', 11', 13', 15', 17' they have praying ceremony. You can take a seat in a back to watch and hear the unique praying ceremony. If you could find any help, giving your own wish might be a memorial experience! The temple it's self is also very fascinated and attractive. They have beautiful lotus ceiling picture on... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very attractive shrine with many interesting exhibits even without the fire ceremony. You need to come at a time when there ceremony is fine but your hotel can help you. You n but a tour but the shrine is easy to get to on the Tokyo metro. There is an extremely old word carving some ten feet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

You'll need to find out what times they do the fire ceremony, but I highly recommend you attend one. The ceremony lasts about 15 minutes, and is free to attend. As you leave the main ceremony area, you turn right and walk through a narrow passageway all the way around the backside of the ceremony area. I think this has... More 

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