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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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  • Once-to is go. Walking home with her dog, I go over 40 minutes. Favorite place is something that feels fresh.
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  • 3 total gold platings and the old well known as a wealthy merchant during the Genroku period kinokuniya bunzaemon dedicated Temple shrines. But in the great Kanto earthquake destroyed regrettably, then 68 years to 0/1991 Japan--of Golden big Mikoshi and the revived the Mikoshi shrine. I came across this large Mikoshi weighs 4, 5T size (in Japan) Government, was allowed to visit your main.
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  • This shrine was the biggest Hachiman shrine in Edo city about 380 years ago. This shrine worships old emperor in Japan and the god of sun. There are an iconic red colored big main pavilion. In additio...  more »