Togenukijizo Kogan Temple, Toshima

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#61 of 525 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
According to the local beliefs at Togenukijizo Kogan Temple, you can protect yourself against diseases and lengthen your life by pouring water from a bamboo ladle over a bodhisattva statue, then wiping it with a towel. Set in the midst of the busy and colorful Sugamo shopping district, the Zen temple of the Soto sect abounds with statues of Togenuki jizo, “a thorn-extracting deity.” Many locals, notably senior women, visit the temple as part of their shopping routine, hoping to spot some local celebrities as they go. Watch monks beating drums, then browse through local shops offering curiosities including red socks and underwear, which can be used in rituals to keep your body's energy flowing efficiently. Using our online itinerary creator, Tokyo attractions like Togenukijizo Kogan Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 4, 2017
    We have amacha, drink, so on the day of the Buddha. Jizo body towel wipe the togenuki jizo bought towels in 100 yen. Is the better wipe carefully of the own body not good at that.
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  • July 9, 2017
    I think that famous places as tourist attractions in sugamo. To wash a jizo properly made passage, lined up and waited. I think if you stop by when you come to the sugamo seems to be good but, I once was enough.
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  • July 3, 2017
    In sugamo's a famous Temple is likely. Took a walk to sugamo station hotel. There are souvenir shops and stalls on the way to the temple, sightseeing is over, was very helpful. Age group of tourists is increasing.
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