What to Expect
Discover the charms of real “Shitamachi” town in Tokyo!
Fukagawa is a traditional commonner's town in the eastern Tokyo where you can feel the local atmosphere. Started as a fisherman's village, it developed into one of the most popular cities during the Edo period with notable temples and shrines. There used to exist a famous Geisha quarters as well, which attracted not only commoners but also Ukiyoe artists, kabuki playwrights, artists and celebrities... It's one of the places that still give you a sense of old Tokyo.
On this tour, we'll see:
1) Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine: one of the most representative shrines in "shitamachi" area, known as a birthplace of sumo and famous for having the biggest portable shrine in Japan.
2) Fukagawa Fudoson Temple: a popular temple among locals with lots of attractions: huge statue of Fudo (Wisdom King Acala), coridor of crystal bodhisattvas, "goma" - exotic fire rituals of Shinto Buddhism and more!
3) Fukagawa Enmado: meet the biggest statue of "Emma (lord of Hell in the Japanese Buddhism)"
4) Kiyosumi Teien: explore a famous landscape garden with lots of unique stones (entrance fee: 150 yen / 70 yen for persons of 65 yrs old and above / No charge for primary school children or younger).
5) Fukagawa Edo Museum: a histrory museum with an actual size replication of the old quarter of Edo (entrance fee: 400 yen for high school students and above / 50 yen for primary and junior high school students).
[Please note] *We walk between each site in the Fukagawa area. If you would prefer taking a taxi, please pay the taxi fare.
*I can change the route and length of the tour flexibly. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions :)