Togenukijizo Kogan Temple, Toshima

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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. To visit Togenukijizo Kogan Temple on your trip to Tokyo, use our Tokyo trip planner .
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  • Because the parking lot is not to a nearby coin parking lots. Weekdays although Hakusan Dori Street along the parking lot was full, so parked at the parking lot in the back. Have walked a bit rates are very cheap. It is a temple at any time did our worshippers come to pray once a year. Pray with my puppy, jizo-Dori shopping street walk. But even if eating is the main. Kogushi, bun, salt Daifuku, deep-fried, and eel. Termini Japanese taste is available at a reasonable price. In the way of walking with the big dogs on weekdays at the fair it's no surprise if you are not and better caretaker to everyone in the downtown area, dogs are happy. And you can pick. Warm-hearted food is delicious.
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  • The togenuki jizo-lots of people will continue. Then wipe away o身 jizo in your environment, first of all, to pray in the main hall in white cloth, I. Wipe the wrong body intensively.
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  • Visit the toden Arakawa line walks along the way Grandpa Grandma's Harajuku, sugamo's famous sights. I went to Temple walk fun shopping city walks on the road isn't much bigger premises, but because it's nice
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