Tomioka Hachimangu, Koto

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Take in the rich craftsmanship of Tomioka Hachimangu, a large shrine dedicated to the god Hachiman--with a bit of a sporting heritage. Established in 1627, the shrine was destroyed in the bombing of Tokyo on March 10, 1945, and had to be rebuilt. It also represents the birthplace of kanjin-zumō in 1684, thus making it the direct origin of Japan's modern-day professional sumo. Around the site you'll see various monuments to this sport, including the Grand Champion monument, listing the names of champion sumo wrestlers in history. The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri water fight festival happens here annually in late August. Tomioka Hachimangu is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Tokyo Edition.
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  • August 13, 2017
    From the Akasaka-Mitsuke subway station just 5 minutes walk. The big red Torii is two-storey red. The stone statue of Inou Tadataka and Sumo-related. You can also see the major shrines in Japan.
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  • August 12, 2017
    YuYuan garden in the Tomioka Hachiman shrine goes several times a year. First Sunday (except for January) No. 2 No. 4 No. 5 on Sunday will be held every month. Also if 15.28, antique city is off. Foreign tourists sightseeing tourists (especially Western) had come to see. From this August 11, 15, is a celebration of Yes No antique market.  This year is a regular Festival every three years.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Around the shrine are lot graced the Mikoshi. Festivals Mikoshi shrines are always glass, because looks beautiful. Nokyo-Sho is a little different from usual.
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