Fukagawa Fudō-dō (Fukugawa Fudō Temple)
Tomioka Hachiman-gū (Tomioka Hachiman Shrine)
Next door to Fukagawa Fudō-dō, this large shrine dates from 1627, and is closely associated with the world of sumō. Around the back of...
This marvellous garden was the first location to be designated a site of scenic beauty by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government – and it’s...
Fukagawa Edo Museum
This museum recreates a 17th-century Edo neighbourhood, complete with a fire lookout tower, life-sized facades and buildings you can...
Les Deux Bleue
As you gaze out over Tokyo Bay on a sunny day or a sparkly night, this glassed-in cafe at the far corner of the LaLaPort shopping centre...
1-17-13 Tomioka · interesting places nearby
Fukagawa Fudō-dō (Fukugawa Fudō Temple) information
The history of this giant temple dates from 1703, as a subtemple of Shinshō-ji in the city of Narita (one of the head temples of Shingon Buddhism). The large wooden main image is Fudōmyō – a fierce-looking representation of Buddha’s determination. Nearby is a trippy prayer corridor with 9500 miniature Fudōmyō crystal statues. The 2nd floor has a gallery depicting all 88 temples of the 1400km pilgrimage route on the island of Shikoku; it is said that offering a prayer at each alcove has the same effect as visiting each temple. One of the best times to visit is around 3pm, when priests read Sutras in a thunder of taiko (drums) and fire.