Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

富岡八幡宮Tomioka Hachimangu (富岡八幡宮), also known as Fukagawa Hachiman (深川八幡), is a Shinto shrine which is a 5-minute walk from Monzen-nakacho Station of the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or the Toei Oedo Line. The shrine was founded in 1624 and is famous for its Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, which is the Grand Festival of the shrine.
The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri is fully conducted every three years. This festival itself is held annually, but except for fully conducted years, it is scaled down significantly.

Front Torii Gate
Tomioka Hachimangu
Haiden
Tomioka Hachimangu

Haiden is where people offer prayers. The shrine complex is post-war reconstruction made with concrete.

Benten-ike Pond
Tomioka Hachimangu
Honsha Ichinomiya Mikoshi
Tomioka Hachimangu
Honsha Ninomiya Mikoshi
Tomioka Hachimangu

Two large mikoshi, or portable shrines, are displayed. Tomioka Hachimangu claims that one of them, the Honsha Ichinomiya Mikoshi, is the No.1 mikoshi in Japan, weighing 4.5 metric tons (9,920 pounds) and decorated with diamonds and rubies.
Displayed next to it is the Honsha Ninomiya Mikoshi, which weighs some 2 metric tons (4,400 pounds).

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri

The Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri, or the Fukagawa Matsuri, held in mid-August, is the Reitaisai (annual grand festival) of Tomioka Hachimangu. This is a well-known festival in Tokyo, and every three years, more than 50 mikoshi hold a joint parade. For details about this event, see the article on the Fukagawa Hachiman Maturi.

Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri
Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri
Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine
1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access:a 5-min walk from Monzen-nakacho Station of the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or the Toei Oedo Line
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Fukagawa Fudodo Temple

Japanese

Fukagawa Fudodo (深川不動堂), located adjacent to Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, is a small branch temple of Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. This temple was established in 1881.

Front Gate
Fukagawa Fudo
Kyu-hondo
Fukagawa Fudo

This was the Hondo (main hall) until recently. Now, a modern Hondo is built next to this former Hondo.

Kaiun Shusse Inari
Fukagawa Fudo
Fukagawa Fudo
1-17-13 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access:a 3-min walk from Monzen-nakacho Station of the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or the Toei Oedo Line
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