Otori Shrine
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Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,545 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
You would see many visitors in November when Bamboo Rake Market is held here.
Decorated Bamboo Rake is sold for inviting fortune and business chance. It is not so silent facing busy wide street. There are several memorial plates commemorating famous novelist Ichiyo Higuchi.
Written 9 January 2019
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Selsy
New Zealand9,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
I went to Otori shrine on the first Tori no Ichi day in 2017 early in the evening. The approaches were lined with an interesting array of food stalls, and it was fun browsing these and buying a couple of snacks. There were tables set up by some of them and it would have been possible to sit down and eat a meal.

Closer to the shrine were the stalls selling the traditional rakes. These were colourful and highly decorated. It was fun watching people buy a rake because the stallholders and the buyers would join in clapping hands and chanting as the rake was handed over. It was very noisy and colourful. By the time I left, the fair was getting crowded and there was a huge queue to get into the actual shrine.

This is within easy walking distance of the main area of Asakusa and definitely worth going to if you are in Tokyo at this time.
Written 17 November 2017
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Imtiaz I.
Asakusa, Japan411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
2016 Nov. 11 and Nov. 25 are the designated days for this festival.
People buy good luck objects at this temple to keep at home or work. The next year they bring these back to the same temple to have them destroyed in the proper manner. They always leave with a bigger sized charm.
Gets very crowded and food stalls go on till 2 or 3AM. Most people hang around till the fist subway trains start, then go home. Be prepared for a very long queue to get in to the temple.
On days outside of the festival, this is a quiet temple with hardly any visitors.
Living about 5 minutes walk from the temple we enjoy the food stalls and other items for sale but we avoid the long wait to enter the temple.
Written 11 November 2016
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GrowingRing
Tokyo, Japan41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
By chance, I saw big Otafuku-san in other name Okame-san smiling at me when I was looking for Tobifudo (飛不動)
I learned she was special Okame-san who has special power to give us many types of divine favors.
If you touch her eyes, you will have bright view of future.
If you touch her forehead, you will be smarter.
If you touch her mouth, you can escape from disasters.
If you touch her left cheek, you will be healthier
If you touch her nose, you will have more power to make money.
Of course, I touched her eyes, nose, cheek, mouth and forehead.
I wanted to hold her.

If you want to touch her, you need to visit Otori Shrine that is very famous for Torinoichi Festival.
During festival season you can not see Okame-san.
But season off, the shrine is just quiet.
Written 8 July 2016
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MikiMikiLodge
Avatoru, French Polynesia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
We stayed 4 days between NARITA AND TOKYO. It is very beautiful and clean country. Everybody is so helpfull to us. We really enjoyed our stayed in Japan
Written 27 May 2016
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KFAU212
Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
Every Novenber this temple have festival called "Torinoichi" this time you can see vibrant
marcket.
every shop sells "Kumade"(happy rake) you can see many many Kumade
it is very beautiful.
In Japan there are many festival and market.
This place is real and local market.
If you come Japan in autumn,you must come here ,when marcker opening
Written 30 November 2015
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Culture18217788495
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I often go to a cafe near Washi Shrine, so while I was there I thought I'd bring in the rake I bought at Tori no Ichi and the charm I received during an exorcism to be burned, but the shrine maiden's attitude was awful.

There was also a shrine maiden sleeping in a place that could be seen from outside. I won't be going there again.
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Written 4 May 2024
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goi⋆⸜ ⚘ ⸝⋆
Tokyo, Japan5,299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Washi Shrine
Running around Asakusa... ヘ(*¨)ノ⛩️🌅
Since I was near Senzoku, I stopped by Washi Shrine
for a quick visit⛩️( ´˘`) -ᴗ-) ´˘`) -ᴗ-)‎
As a talisman for good luck and prosperity in business
At Tori no Ichi, lucky rakes and other items incorporating the latest trends from each year become a hot topic
In November, the area is filled with Tori no Ichi and the festival mood is lively
🐤🐦🍻🏮🍧🎆
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Written 21 April 2024
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し す
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
As other people have said, the attitude of the lady with glasses who writes the goshuin seals is awful.

To save time, I tried to pray while getting my goshuin written, but while the lady with glasses was writing, she told me to pray first and then come back. Next, I was only given one type of goshuin seal, so when I asked for two types, she told me to ask for that first too. I was surprised that they would pick a fight over such trivial matters.

I went there to get goshuin seals from the Asakusa Seven Lucky Gods, but I was very disappointed and never want to go there again.
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Written 22 February 2024
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hal
Shinagawa, Japan1,988 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
During Tori no Ichi festival, a line of over 1 km can form. The crowds are so large that the police have to guide them. They sell large and small rakes, and when you enter, the priest will purify you.
Google
Written 13 December 2023
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