Get to know about Tokyo more! Here are some stories concerning Edo-Culture! part2


▼Tsukiji Chūō Oroshiuri Shijō (Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market)
“Tsukiji Chūō Oroshiuri Shijō ” http://www.shijou.metro.tokyo.jp/english/market/tsukiji.html

Tsukiji Market has the oldest history among all the 11 Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Markets.
It’s a general market which provides us with both a fish market and fruit & vegetables market.
They are especially proud of the largest scale of transaction method of fish market catches in the world. Among them, tuna auction is particularly notable.
The full allowed number of people who can visit the Tuna Wholesale Market is 120 daily, accepting on a first-come, first-serve basis.

【Address】5-2-1 Tsukiji Chuo-ku, Tokyo
【Tel】03-3547-8011 ~ 5
【Open Hours for Visit】9:00am ~ 3:00pm
【Holiday】Sundays, For more details, check the market calendar.
【Access】Tsukiji Shijō Station of Oedo-line, Toei metropolitan subway
Approximately a 15 minute walk from Tsukiji Station of Hibiya-line, Tokyo metropolitan subway

(The source of references / Tsukiji Chūō Oroshiuri Shijō Official Homepage)tukijiitiba

▼Ueno Kan’ei-ji

“Ueno Kan’ei-ji” http://kaneiji.jp/

Kan’ei-ji (Buddhist temple) was founded in 1625 by “Jigen-Daishi-Tenkai-Daisoujou”.  Even though it was the largest temple in its formality and scale, from the Edo period, the extensive site was seized by the Meiji government.

We can still see so many bullet holes from the Boshin War attack throughout the front gate that currently remains.  Those holes narrate the hardship of the war.

【Address】1-14-11 Ueno-Sakuragi Titou-ku, Tokyo

【Tel】03-3821-4433 (Rinnouden)

【Open Hours】9:00am ~ 4:00pm

【Holiday】Open all year round

【Access】Approximately a 8 minute walk from Ueno Station (Kouen-guchi) of the JR

Approximately a 8 minute walk from Uguisudani Station (Minami (south)-guchi) of the JR

(The source of references・photo references / Kan’ei-ji Official Homepage)

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▼Shiba・Zōjō-ji

“Shiba・Zōjō-ji” http://www.zojoji.or.jp

Zōjō-ji, which is a Buddhist temple in Shiba of Minato-ku, Tokyo, close to the Tokyo Tower, was founded by Dai-hachi (8th)-so Yuuyo-Shousou Shonin of Jodo sect, in 1393.

It’s also famous as the “Bodaiji” (a Buddhist temple) which belongs to the Tokugawa Shogun family.

【Address】4-7-35 Shiba-kouen Minato-ku, Tokyo

【Tel】03-3432-1431

【Open Hours】10:00am ~ 8:00pm

【Holiday】Open all year round

【Access】Approximately a 10 minute walk from Hamamatsu-cho Station of the JR・Tokyo monorail

Approximately a 3 minute walk from Onarimon Station of Mita-line, Toei metropolitan subway

Approximately a 3 minute walk from Shiba-kouen Station of Mita-line, Toei metropolitan subway

Approximately a 5 minute walk from Daimon Station of Asakusa-line, Toei metropolitan subway

(The source of references・photo references / Zōjō-ji Official Homepage)

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▼Sensō-ji (Asakusa Kannon)

“Sensō-ji (Asakusa Kannon)” http://www.senso-ji.jp/

Sensō-ji is Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple.

In 645, Shokai Shonin built a Kannon-do Hall, dedicating a statue of Kanzeon Bosatsu.

This is how the Sensō-ji started.

The site of Sensō-ji, which used to be just a fishing village at a limb of Tokyo Bay, has gradually developed as more and more visitors came to worship service.  Since it was designated as a place of prayer of Shogunate by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, it widely prospered as the center of Edo-culture.  More than 3,000 visitors come to pay their respects every year.

【Address】2-3-1 Asakusa Taitou-ku, Tokyo

【Access】Approximately a 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station of Tobu Skytree Line (Tobu Isesaki Line)

Approximately a 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station of Ginza-line, Tokyo metropolitan subway

Approximately a 5 minute walk from Asakusa Station (A4 Exit) of Asakusa-line, Toei metropolitan subway

(The source of references / Sensō-ji Official Homepage)

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▼Takanawa Sengaku-ji

“Takanawa Sengaku-ji” http://www.sengakuji.or.jp/

Sengaku-ji was built near the present metropolitan police department, by the Buddhist priest, “Monnansoukan” (a grandson of Yoshimoto Imagawa), designated by Shogun Ieyasu Tokunaga.

This temple is generally famous for having cemeteries of Retainers who took revenge on their master, whose story has handed down. This story based in Edo is famous with the names, Akouroushi or Chushingura.

【Address】2-11-1 Takanawa Minato-ku, Tokyo

【Tel】03-3441-5560

【Access】Approximately a 1 minute walk (200m) from Sengaku-ji Station (A2 Exit) of Asakusa-line of Toei metropolitan subway

(The source of references・photo references / Sengaku-ji Official Homepage)

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▼Kanda Shrine

“Kanda Shrine” http://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/

Kanda Shrine has nearly 1300 years of history. During the Edo period, it was a guardian for the Tokugawa family to Edo folks, being revered as the “Edo Sochinju” (the center place to pray for local gods). People visiting here have great opportunities to feel Japanese tradition or culture, joining various events held monthly or watching ancient-style costumes in the Kanda Shrine. Of course it is full of Edo-culture as well. What’s more? We can be immersed in the mood to worship God, 580 lanterns are lit, with the shrine gates being gracefully and gloriously bright at night.

【Address】2-16-2 Soto-kanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

【Access】Approximately a 5 minute walk from Ochanomizu Station (Hijiri-bashi guchi) of Chuo-line・Soubu-line, the JR

(The source of references・photo references / Kanda Shrine Official Homepage)

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