Tomioka Hachiman Shrine

Attraction 1-20-3 Tomioka Koto, Tokyo 135-0047 Published on: 25-02-2016

3 hours
06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
08:00 AM
11:00 AM
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Must see
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Free
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Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine was affectionately referred to as “Hachiman-sama of Fukagawa.” The annual summer festival here was one of the three great festivals of Edo. Visitors should not miss Japan's best golden mikoshi (portable shrine) and the grand champion sumo wrestler stone.

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Why Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is special ?

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is also known as the birthplace of Kanjin-zumō (勧進相撲?), founded in 1684 and origin of the currentprofessional sumo.[2]


Two basho (Spring and Autumn) were held at the shrine every year under the permission of the shogunate, and banzuke and other major systems were created in this period. After almost 80 years, basho had been held also in other places in Edo (Tokyo), then Ekōin came to hold all basho since 1833. In Meiji period (1868–1912), sumo strengthened the relation with Shintoism to survive because of losses of supports from the shogunate and daimyos, who lost power by the Meiji Restoration, thus the Shinto shrine came to be valued further by sumo.


What to explore at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine?

The annual festival at Tomioka Hachiman-gu Shrine, which is held around 15th August, is also known as the Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri. It is one of the three largest festivals of Edo.

Once every three years, the event expands into a hon-matsuri featuring a procession of the Hachiman imperial carriage along with some 120 large and small mikoshi palanquins carried by parishioners. The dynamic parade of the 50-plus giant palanquins is the highlight of the festival. Another centerpiece is the purifying water splashed on the mikoshi bearers by spectators. The spectacle has inspired the epithet mizukake-matsuri, or water-splashing festival.

Selling points

  • The largest Hachiman shrine in Edo
  • “Hachiman-sama of Fukagawa.”
  • Annual summer festival
  • Great festivals of Edo
  • Japan's best golden mikoshi
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
28 places

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1-20-3 Tomioka Koto, Tokyo 135-0047

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  • You should not forget bring camera to save your great memories.
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  • You should come from the time when the annual summer festival here was regarded as one of the three great festivals of the Edo p Flea market takes place on every 1st, 15th and 28th of every month.eriod
    Timming
  • It is an awesome place for Sumo lovers You should visit early in the morning to avoid the crowd. Each month on the second and fourth Sunday there is a free market held.
    Timming
  • It is much more crowed on the 1st day of each year.
    Timming
  • There is a flea market near this shrine, so you should visit this market.
    Things nearby
  • You should not make noise You are required not to eat, drink or smoke in the shrine You should make sure that your kids do not run around and disturb other people
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This shrine is an awesome place for Sumo lovers interested in Sumo history. This is the location of the Yokozuna Stone and has all Yokozuna names scribed in the stone. The history that this place has seen....

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Most of the japanese visit the place on the very first days of each year to pray for the year-round well-being therefore it is very very crowded.Each month on the second and fourth sunday there is a free market held.

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江戸時代から「深川の八幡様」と親しまれている八幡宮です。といっても、関東大震災、空襲で焼失した後、信者の力で再建されたものです。江戸っ子の心意気ってすごいですね。初詣や縁日は混雑しますが、平日は空いています。「伊能忠敬像」「横綱力士碑」「深川力餅碑」など、多くの石碑があります。参道左手に日本一の御本社神輿があります。台輪幅五尺、高さ十四尺五寸、重量4.5トン、担ぎ棒10本、ダイヤモンドが鳳凰の目4カラット2個の他、計25カラット、ルビーが鳳凰の鶏冠2010個が使われています。参道から気軽に見られます。必見です。深川は江戸時代より漁師町として栄えました。この八幡様は深川の氏神様であったわけで「釣行安全・大漁祈願」のおまもりがあります。防水加工もされていて、なかなかのものです。愛用の釣り具のお祓いもしていただけるとか。深川八幡祭りは江戸三大祭り(深川祭、神田祭、山王祭)の一つで3年に一度(子・卯・午・酉の年)本祭りは、氏子各町会の神輿、50数基が深川の氏子各町を約8キロ、練り歩きます。沿道の観客が神輿や担ぎ手に威勢よく水を掛ける様子は江戸の粋を感じ、「水掛けまつり」とも呼ばれています。

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This shrine is an awesome place for Sumo lovers interested in Sumo history. This is the location of the Yokozuna Stone and has all Yokozuna names scribed in the stone. The history that this place has seen.... Most of the Japanese visit the place on the very first days of each year to pray for the year-round well-being therefore it is very crowded. Each month on the second and fourth Sunday there is a free market held.

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