Tomioka Hachiman-gū (Tomioka Hachiman Shrine)

sights / Religious

Lonely Planet review

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 the main building is the yokozuna stone, carved with the names of each of these champion wrestlers. Also of note are two treasured mikoshi , used in the Fukagawa Hachiman festival in mid-August. The current mikoshi date from 1991, and are encrusted with diamonds and rubies – look in the eyes of the phoenix and other birds on top.

A flea market takes place here on the 15th and 28th of most months, from around 8am to sunset.