Fukagawa Fudodo
Fukagawa Fudodo
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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JAC
Chichester, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was a truly amazing experience. We were the only non-locals which made it an authentic experience with the locals engaging in the ritual fire ceremony.
Written 28 April 2024
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Jerome G
Coppell, TX582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are Buddist Temples and there are Buddist Temples throughout Asia.
This one is special and any description will not be able to convey the sense of involvement with the fire ritual ceremony.
We were fortunate to attend during the Lunar New Year when the ceremony is amped up a bit.
It is a visual and audio experience which impacts the soul of even non - Buddist like myself.
There is chanting, praying, fire, repetition and massive, I do mean massive drums that are beat mercilessly which vibrate your body.
Do not miss one of these ceremonies which occur a few times a day.
Written 30 March 2020
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wstokes1965
Sydney, Australia1,556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a very genuine and surreal Buddhism experience - and I was one of only a few westerners. Made it for the 1pm ceremony - central fire pit, a lot of chanting and brilliant drumming. Exit 1 and just up the small lane way. Made my Saturday - time to reflect in this crazy world at the moment - very worthwhile a visit for the ceremony.
Written 22 February 2020
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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK1,821 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Let me start by explaining two previous posts why Japanese do not like tattoos and many of their underground gangs ard associated with them. English tourists attending world rugby cup were advised to cover them up. Second correction. Its not a hugh bonfire but a reltively small flame.its intriguing how these ceremonies have developed over the years to the bizarre finale of this ceremony, which is often a cacophony of timeless noise, to a monk holding a bag in a flame for about two seconds with monks fanning out prayer books like a pack of playing cards. The chief monk even has someone to adjust his robe whenever he stands and sits. This ritual obviously has its background in monks exercizing power over people, it's yet another example of religion exercising power over people through excessive ritual.
Written 12 February 2020
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yshargal
Haifa, Israel416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a temple of a specific brand of Buddhism. They hold prayers, open to the public, every 2 hours, starting at 9 am, free of charge. Don’t miss it.
Written 23 November 2019
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Michele from Ontario
London, Canada13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
this was a great, free, excursion. very close to subway stop and very unique cultural stop. a highlight of my trip to Japan and a break from crowds as it is not on tour itineraries
Written 18 November 2019
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ParkIsland448
Hong Kong, China46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As other reviewers have said, the fire ceremony at Fukagawa Fudo Do is a stunning experience and gives visitors an ideal taste of Japan. I was expecting something touristy - not at all. While the ceremony is terrific theatre, with the drumming, chanting and flames rising up, it's also deeply felt and surprisingly moving, despite taking place several times a day. One of the nicest things was that when we went, on a Saturday, there were lots of local people there who were able to join in the chanting and were clearly there to worship in a very genuine way. All this AND you can get your handbag blessed :). The temple itself is small, but there's a wonderful giant wooden Buddha at the entrance not to mention the hundreds (thousands?) of identical miniature rock crystal enclosed Buddhas. And, on a less spiritually exalted note, the ladies toilets are impeccable (not always the case in temples around Asia!). One tip: make sure you take Exit 1 from the subway station, it's right next to the temple but for some reason the signs on the platform direct you to Exit 5, which is further away and less easy to find the temple from.
Written 16 October 2019
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InfinityZero
Bedford, Canada51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Every two hours beginning at 9:00 am until 5pm, this unassuming temple hosts a Buddhist fire ceremony for free (ceremony lasts approx. 35 minutes). It's absolutely incredible, an earth-shaking experience of hypnotic chanting, drumming, and a huge bonfire with the power to purify old objects. If you go to this temple you absolutely need to see this ceremony. It takes place inside, in an area with benches for people to sit and watch. Frankly, the temple isn't photogenic or even particularly notable from the outside, but when you see a room full of devoted Buddhists enthralled by the ceremony you'll definitely come away with this temple as a top memory of your time in Tokyo. Keep in mind that this is an important religious ritual, so be respectful and keep your camera off. Midway through the ceremony, a monk will invite people to line up to have their old possessions purified. I had my sketchbook purified in fire (the Buddhist monks lightly wave your object over the fire so that it doesn't actually ignite before handing it back to you). Again, the ceremony is free so it's perfect for the budget-conscious traveller looking to get the best out of Japanese culture.
Written 2 October 2019
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joejnyc
New York16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Fukagawa...over heard some Fukagawa staff talking about how some foreign tourist come in short, taking photos, TATTOS, etc. the typical tourist pollution you see often. This is a temple so people with tattoos SHOULD NOT COME, tattoos are not welcomed in many places INCLUDING TEMPLES. Go away as your causing challenges for the rest of us. I did not know the rules does not cut it anymore in Japan. One star due to these Tourist with no respect, esp the TATOO types. Shorts and Tattoos @ church, Jewish temple, mosques? Don’t think so.
Written 29 September 2019
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Mitch T
sinajana Guam204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Be sure to time your visit to attend the fire ceremony held several times each day. The drums will rattle your seat. The chanting and drumming are impressive. Don't miss the prayer hall with its 10,000 Buddhas which snakes behind and around the fire ceremony site.
Written 22 September 2019
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