Tour of Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck

Tour of Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck

7, Kameido Fukugami is enshrined in three Shinto shrines around Kameido Station, Kameido-Suijin Station and three temples.
Benefit does not include change even if we pray from any shrines and temples, but what rotate from Jokouji Temple or Katorijinja Shrine sequentially is effective and is recommended. Including time for worship in each shrines and temples, it can rotate in around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Also, a lot of venerable shrines and temples and historic spots are full of the moving highlight including mall where view spot of the Tokyo Skytree and store of nostalgic look of a shop link the eaves other than shrines and temples where Shichifukujin(Seven Gods of Good Fortune) is enshrined by roadside.
We recommend the use of Koto City culture tour guide to one to want to rotate while directions hear uneasiness, detailed explanation.
For New Year holidays when particularly many people come, we can enjoy picture alignment "carapace of a turtle Shichifukujin(Seven Gods of Good Fortune) alignment" in connection with the place name called Kameido. Of object of worship (figure) for colored paper, picture alignment mount, picture alignment granting is from New Year's Day to January 7 (pay). Exhibiting a Buddhist image is carried out from New Year's Day, but the end day varies according to shrines and temples (as for the Tokakuji Temple until January 3 as for the Jokouji Temple until January 15 in other shrines and temples until January 7).

[recommended route and indication of the time required on foot]
Kameido-Suijin Station (Tobu Kameido Line)
(seven minutes)↓↑
・Jokouji Temple [the God of Longevity]
(seven minutes)↓↑
・East Kakuji [Sarasvati]
(15 minutes)↓↑
・Tensojinja Shrine [the God of Wealth and Longevity]
(five minutes)↓↑
・Ryugenji Temple [futaison]
(ten minutes)↓↑
・Bishamomdo Temple (the Fumon-in Temple) [the god of treasure]
(six minutes)↓↑
・Katorijinja Shrine [Ebisu God] [large country God]
(15 minutes)↓↑
Kameido Station (JR Sobu Line, Tobu Kameido Line)

http://koto-kanko.jp/guide/guideinfo/ (Koto City culture tour guide introduction page)

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Ryugenji Temple

Ryugenji Temple

Hoteison, believed to have divine grace for being broad-minded, is one of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck and enshrined in a building on the precincts. Ryugenji Temple was founded in 1395 by Ryohaku Daikasho. Because a hundred kinds of hagi (Japanese bush clover), which the Buddhist chief priest gathered from different areas in the early Edo Period were planted there, it became known as "Hagidera" (Hagi Temple), described in Edo Meisho Zue (Edo noted place illustrated reference book), and became a place of interest in Edo. On the precincts, there is a haiku monument of Basho Matsuo and a poem monument of Naobumi Ochiai. It was illustrated in picture reference books and became a place of interest in Edo. On the precincts, there is a haiku monument of Basho Matsuo and a poem monument of Naobumi Ochiai.

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2. Tensojinja Shrine

Tensojinja Shrine

Fukurokuju, believed to have divine grace for long life, is one of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined in a shrine on the precincts. It is unknown what year Tensojinja Shrine was founded. However, it is said that it was built during the period of Empress Suiko and enshrines a sacred object made by Shotoku-taishi. Also, it has been said that bad diseases were cured as soon as Nobunaga Oda ordered a Yabusame event (horseback archery) to be held here when bad diseases were widespread during Tensho Era (1573–1592). Based on this, the rite of Yabusame (children's archery) is held on September 16 every year.

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3. Bishamondo Temple

Bishamomdo Temple

It is a building where Bishamonten, one of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck, believed to have divine grace for courage, is enshrined.

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4. Katori Shrine

Katorijinja Shrine

Ebisujin and Daikokujin, the deities of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck believed to have divine grace for prosperity, are enshrined on these precincts. Katori Shrine has the oldest history of any shrine in the district and is said to have been transferred to its current location by Nakatomino Kamatari when he went down to the eastern region of Japan in 665, the 4th year of Emperor Tenji. It is also said that during the rebellion of Tairano Masakado, Tawaranotouta Hidesato prayed to this shrine and dedicated an arrow after his prayer was answered. As the rite originated from this, Kachiyasai (Winning Arrow Festival) is held on May 5 every year. The shrine is popular among many people for enshrining the deity of long life for warriors in old times and currently as a deity of sports success.

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5. Tokakuji Temple

Tokakuji Temple

Benzaiten, believed to have divine grace for arts, is one of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined in a temple within the property. This Shingon sect temple is said to have been founded in 1531 by Genkaku-hoin. At that time, Fudomyohoh was enshrined here as the principal image. It was known as "Kameido Fudo" in the Edo period. In 1901, it was united with Kakuoji Temple in Fukagawa Honmura-cho (present-day Sarue 2) and has remained to the present with Dainichi-nyorai as its principal image. It is the 73rd Fudasho (pilgrimage site) in the Gofunai 88 Sacred Places, a pilgrimage that visits 88 temples in Tokyo associated with Kobodaishi.

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6. Jokoji Temple

Jokouji Temple

Juroujin, believed to have divine grace for long life, is one of the Kameido Seven Deities of Good Luck and is enshrined in a building within the property. Jokoji Temple is a Soto sect temple, and Amidanyorai, the principal image of the temple, is said to have been made by Gyoki. It is 6th sacred place of the Edo Roku Amida Mairi. The Edo Roku Amida Mairi was a leisure activity for people in the Edo period, where participants visited six Amida statues made by Gyoki during Higan (equinox week) in Spring and Fall. The other five places are Saifukuji Temple, Muryoji Temple, Yorakuji Temple (all in Kita-ku), Emyoji Temple (Adachi-ku), and Jorakuji Temple (Chofu-shi).

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