Tomiokahachiman Shrine

Tomiokahachiman Shrine

Tomiokahachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Fukagawa Matsuri.

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Name Tomiokahachiman Shrine
"富岡八幡宮(深川八幡)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-20-3, Tomioka, Koutou-ku, Tokyo Arimacho, Kumano-shi, Mie, Japan
"東京都江東区富岡1-20-3" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kiba I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3642-1315

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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