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Togenukijizo Kogan Temple, Toshima

(2.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Said sugamo "togenuki jizo classic spot is. Anyway to be honest why gather people here is not understood well, always busy. I guess that sticks barbs in daily life is made very often, but thorns also have many spines. Create the feeling of chaos behind the main street group, it's fun.
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  • By the third generation, landed for the first time in sugamo. Was shopping in the backwoods togenu immediately when you get off JR sugamo station image, was, in its own way distance. Flat, 15:30 when I visited it was a crowded, not 拝memashita jizo soon. Towels sold at 100 yen in the next. Care wipe with a towel over the water, pure-hearted was the ✨ family in the third generation to explore is recommended.
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  • There was line in a corner of the grounds. Little goddess were brushing hard everyone. Wrong with my Polish and it seems better. Is is not.
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