Following the temples dedicated to the seven Gods of Fortune or "Shichifukujin", discover the unique “shitamachi” (old) atmosphere of Yanaka and Ueno neighborhoods.
English speaking “storyteller“escorting you through enchanting and hidden Tokyo corner
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9:30
Small-group walks: min 1 participant
Explore the historic district full of temples and shrines and take a stroll through Ueno Park
Visit Bentendo, a small temple in the middle of Shinobazu pond
Rest a bit in Tenno-ji temple, home of Bishamonten, to grip its peaceful atmosphere
Walk among the small shops of Yanaka Ginza
Pay a visit to Togaku-ji temple, where the god Fukurokujyu is enshrined
Experience the Buddhist vibe and learn how to pray and the meaning of rituals
Tiptoe into the real life of Japanese people
Shichifukujin, the Gods of Fortune, is a group of seven deities belonging to Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions.
All across Japan, they are particularly beloved, and many people pay respect to them at the beginning of the year, hoping to receive a bit of fortune and better afford the new year.
Through this experience, using Shichifukujin as a theme will let you discover one of the most peaceful and pretty neighborhoods in Tokyo.
Starting from the historical Ueno park with its pond covered in lotus flower we will arrive in Yanaka, probably the quietest and most relaxing area of the city, full of small temples and shrines and filled with an atmosphere of times gone by.
In Ueno Park, the starting point of this three hours and a half walk, we will visit the Bentendo, a Buddhist temple in the middle of the park pond and then move to Yanaka to enjoy its atmosphere.
Here we will rest awhile in the peaceful Tenno-ji temple, embellished with a big Buddha statue and then visit Yanaka Ginza, the little old-style shopping street in the center of the neighborhood. End the walk by visiting Togaku-ji temple, with its unique tradition.