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  • Ikegami Honmonji Temple
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Ikegami 1-1-1
    This is the head temple of the Nichiren school of Buddhism which is located in Ota City, Tokyo and is known as the temple where Saint Nichiren passed away (his deathbed). After the death of saint Nichiren, the then lord of Musashi Province, Ikegami Munenaka donated the temple grounds. On the grounds, there are many cultural assets of national importance such as the Ikegami Honmonji five-storied pagoda and a wooden seated statue of the Saint Nichiren. There are many Tangible Cultural Properties existing within Tokyo. A commemoration of the death of Saint Nichiren held on the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of October every year to commemorate his death which occurred on the 13th—the “Oeshiki ceremony”—is celebrated at many places throughout the country but the most prestigious festival is conducted here on the evening of the 12th when some 300,000 people gather to visit the shrine. The highlight is the “Mando” (Buddhist lantern festival) rite in which about 3,000 people carry sacred lanterns decorated with cherry blossoms, called the “Mando neri kuyo” or Buddhist lantern procession. The nearest station to the temple is Ikegami Station.

    I would love to recommend to visit this temple, the architectural view is excellent and one feel vibe if they move on that place. group of people can easily move and can observe the beauty.

  • Sengakuji
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    620 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 2-11-1
    This is a temple of the Soto sect known for containing the cemetery of Asano Naganori and the 47 Akoroshi (Akogishi) warriors famous for “Chushingura” the story of how they avenged the death of their master ending in their death. It is a temple built in 1612 by Tokugawa Ieyasu in outer Sakurada to mourn for Imagawa Yoshimoto. After being destroyed by fire the temple was moved to Takanawa, Minato City in Tokyo. On the grounds there is Ako Gishi's Memorial Hall, a memorial hall for the Akogishi Warriors and many artefacts are on display. Many people visit the temple in the spring and winter when a festival for the warriors is held.

    great opportunity to know more about the 47 ronins.! Yeah, they really existed!. You will take about 45 minutos to know this place that is one block from metro station.

  • Shinagawa Jinja Shrine
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Kitashinagawa 3-7-15
    This shrine in the Kita-Shinagawa district of Tokyo’s Shinagawa City is one of 10 Tokyo shrines where prayers are offered for the protection of Tokyo and people’s peace and security, and it enshrines Daikokuten (the god of wealth) who is one of the Tokai Shichifukujin (seven gods of fortune). The shrine was established by shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo in 1187 to enshrine Amenohirinome-no-Mikoto, the guardian deity for safety at sea and for answering of prayers. On the premises are many sights to see such as the soryu torii gate with sculptures of soryu dragons (with a dragon climbing on the left pillar and a dragon descending on the right pillar), and the ichiryumanbai spring where legend has it that washing money with the water and then subsequently using that money will enable one to receive substantially more money in return.

    A small but quaint shine close to Shinagawa Station. Nothing particularly spectacular about this shrine as there are many larger ones in Tokyo. Nevertheless, if you’re around the area it would make a...

  • Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Kitashinagawa 4-7-25
    An art museum housed inside the former residence of industrialist Kunizo Hara, former president of Tokyo Gas and Japan Airlines. Contemporary art is exhibited inside the modern building, which was constructed in 1938. In addition to its permanent exhibit, the museum holds special exhibits showing the latest trends in modern art. During the regular Hara Annual, pieces from promising new artists are exhibited. Visitors can also relax in the museum café facing the courtyard.

    It is a very good and small Morden art museum being a house that is located in a residential area design by Jin watanabe Outdoor work is just as interesting as the indoor work

  • Koyasan Tokyo Betsuin Temple
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Takanawa 3-15-18
    A Buddhist temple located at 3 Chome Takanawa, Minato City, Tokyo. The temple was originally built in 1673 as the Koyasan Edo Zaibansho Kouya-ji temple. In 1927 the temple was designated a branch temple (betsuin) of the Kongobu-ji Temple, the head temple of Shingon Buddhism. Today, the temple is also popularly known as the Takanawa Musubi Daishi.

    Located on the opposite corner to the Takanawa Fire Department Building and behind the Takanawa Police Station you will find this large and impressive temple.Worth a look.This is a branch of a large...

  • Museum of Maritime Science
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    88 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Higashiyashio 3-1
    A museum dedicated to ocean science located close to Yurikamome Fune-no-kagakukan Station in Higashiyashio, Shinagawa City, Tokyo. Focusing on oceangoing boats and maritime culture, the museum displays materials on ocean industries in Japan and also provides mini classes on canoeing and sailing using an outdoor pool. The museum also has outdoor displays of model submarines and actual ships such as the Soya, a first-generation Antarctic exploration vessel.

    Its scandalous that a museum with so many excellent exhibits and great atmosphere has been moth-balled for some 10 years or more now. Not worth going anywhere near it. Closed and rotting away...

  • Museum of Life in the Showa Era
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Minamikugahara 2-26-19
    A museum located in 2 Chome Minamikugahara, Ota City, Tokyo. The museum's director, Kazuko Koizumi, opened the museum as a space to learn about how regular people lived during Japan's Showa period (1926-1989), preserving as-is the home built in 1951 where he and his family lived for 45 years as well as the furniture and other belongings in it. Each room has a different theme while also presenting the seasonal variations in life people experienced during this time period. The museum also holds special exhibitions.

    久が原駅から徒歩10分程です。住宅街の中にあります。昔懐かしい風景で、子供連れていくのにもよさそうです。

  • Kumano-jinja Shrine
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Sannou 3-43-11
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to the gods Izanagi no Mikoto and Hayatama no O no Mikoto. It is not clear just when the shrine was founded, but according to legend it was erected by Kumano Gorotakemichi, a follower of Fujiwara no Tsunemochi, in prayer for their victory when they left to suppress the rebellion of Taira no Masakado. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, many trees and other plants grow on the shrine's grounds.
  • Honsen-ji Temple
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Minamishinagawa 3-5-17
    A Buddhist temple believed to have been founded in the Daido period (806-810). The temple is famous for its beautiful large bell, a nationally designated Art Treasure. The temple is also known to many for the festival it holds which includes a fire walking ceremony. The temple's principal object of worship is a figure of Kannon.

    different from others we saw during our travels through asia. very peaceful surrounding gardens. would recommend.

  • Naritasan Ennoji Temple
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    11 Reviews
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Sannou 1-6-30
    This is a temple located in Sanno 1 Chome of Ota City. Housing the principle image of Fudo Myoo, Acala, this temple has gathered the faith of many since its founding in 1571. The burning of the gomagi sticks services, invoking answers to prayer, are held on the festive date, the 28th of each month.

    大森山王日枝神社の隣、幼稚園の奥にあり、基本的には静かな住宅街ですが、神社と同様、園児がいるいないでガラッと雰囲気が変わります。 JR大森駅山王北口からすぐですし、大森貝塚の碑や、大森貝塚遺跡公園に行くついでに立ち寄ってみては。

  • Nikon Museum
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    47 Reviews
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Konan 2-15-3 Shinagawa Intercity C Building 2F
    A corporate museum opened by the camera and optical equipment manufacturer Nikon to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Featuring displays on Nikon's history, products, and technologies, it’s located on the 2nd floor of Shinagawa Intercity Tower C where the company has its head office. Popular with photography first timers, the Lens Laboratory lets you experiment with focusing and shutter speed. There are about 500 items on display, including lenses and cameras ranging from the company's first commercially available camera, the Nikon Model I, to DSLR models.

    The museum is situated in the Intercity Tower C. Its very close to Shinagawa Station and took about 8 minutes walk along the walkway connecting the station and the building. Entry is free. Staff...

  • Hebikubo Shrine (Kamishinmei Tenso Shrine)
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Futaba 4-4-12
    "This old temple built in the Kamakura period (1185-1333) is also known as Hebikubo Shrine. Also known as ""The White Snake of Tokyo,"" it has the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami as its main enshrined deity. This is due to the story of a white snake that had once settled in a pond and appeared in a dream begging to be returned to its original home. This led to the establishment of Bentensha Shrine, where the white snake is enshrined. Shrines dedicated to dragon gods and white snakes are said to be ""mi ga tatsu"" (written using the characters for snake and dragon, but pronounced the same as the expression for ""standing up""), and are reputed to be places to pray for success in life. Other sacred virtues of this Tokyo power spot include warding off disaster and inviting good luck, prosperity in business, safety of one's family and physical health."
  • Yukigaya Hachiman Shrine
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Higashiyukigaya 2-25-1
    This impressive shrine is said to have been built during the Eiroku period (1558-1569). It's surrounded by a sacred grove about a two-minute walk from Ishikawadai Station. Yukigaya Hachiman Shrine honors a fertility deity that is believed to protect women during pregnancy. Even today lots of women in the fifth month of pregnancy come for the obi-iwai ceremony to put on a maternity belt and pray for a safe delivery. They also hold Isshin Crying Sumo, a tradition that got its start with the belief that crying babies drive away evil. The traditional practice involves the sumo referee prays for its healthy growth according to the cry of both babies.

    東京都大田区の東雪谷にある神社。洗足池から800mぐらいの坂の途中(宮前坂)にあります。住宅地の中にあり、車で行くと少し狭い路地を通ります。結構入口が分かり辛いです。 宮前坂のところに入口の鳥居と社号標がありました。横綱大鵬が奉納した出世岩なる岩が参道の左手にあり、どんどん先に進んで行くと高台に登る石段があり、その上にさらにもう一つ石段があり、そこに社殿がありました。 太田道灌の曾孫にあたる太...

  • Ontake shrine
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    25 Reviews
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    Tokyo Ota-ku Kitaminemachi 37-20
    "An ancient sanctuary nicknamed ""Mine no Ontake-san."" It's thought to have been built around 1535 when today's Minemachi area was established. The main Kanto shrine of the Mt. Ontake faith, patrons believe worshipping there three times provides the same merit as a pilgrimage to Kiso's sacred Mt. Ontake. It is thought that the current Ontake Shopping Street and Ontakesan Station have developed from shops that were open to worshipers. The main shrine at the center of the precincts has been designated Cultural Property of the ward. Its late Edo wall engravings are a highlight. A sacred grove to the rear of the grounds known as ""Reijin-no-Mori"" offers a tranquility you wouldn't expect to find in a shopping area."

    Just a very small shrine which is not worth a special trip to see, dont bother to go unless youa re passing by as so many better sites in Tokyo

  • Hatagaoka Hachiman Shrine
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Hatanodai 3-6-12
    "This is said to be where, in 1030 in the middle of the Heian Period, the governor of Kai Province, Minamoto no Yorinobu, stayed and began to pray for victory. Minamoto no Yorinobu was aiming to suppress the rebellion of Taira no Tadatsune that was occurring in the Shimousa and Kazusa provinces. The shrine pavilion was built by Ebara Yoshimune, who became the lord of this territory in the middle of the Kamakura era. Even into the Edo period, it was warmly revered by samurai and was particularly famous for being where warriors of the day would hold archery contests. After contests, they would enjoy amazake (sweet sake). Even today there is an ""Amazake Festival"" inspired by this."

    長元3年(1030年)、甲斐守・源頼信公が朝命を奉じて平忠常の乱を平定すべく下総へ赴く際にこの地に宿営した折、霊威を感得し、源氏の氏神たる八幡大神を奉斎し、戦勝を祈願したのがその発祥とされる。 住宅街のなかでかなりの面積を誇っています。拝殿も社務所も立派です。 朝早くから数人の参拝者がいました。地元の方々の崇敬が厚いようです。

  • Tokyo Ryutsu Center
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Ota-ku Heiwajima 6-chome 1-1
  • Kyurian
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Higashioi 5-18-1
  • Itsukushima Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Ota-ku Sanno 4-23-5
  • Rokukokai hole
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Met. Shinagawa-ku Kitashinagawa 2-chome 32-3
  • Togoshi Hachiman Shrine
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    24 Reviews
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    Tokyo Shinagawa-ku Togoshi 2-6-23

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