Shichifukujin, the seven Gods of Fortune

3h 30min
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SHICHIFUKUJIN, THE SEVEN GODS OF FORTUNE
Explore Yanaka in search of luck

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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

English speaking “storyteller“ escorting you through enchanting and hidden Tokyo corners.

WALK SCHEDULE

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

START TIME

Start time: 09:30 (meeting time 09:15). Make sure to be there at least 15 minutes ahead.

DURATION

3 h 30 min. (09:30 -> 13:00).

STARTING AND ENDING POINTS

The walk starts in Ueno JR Station and ends in Tabata JR Station. We will provide accurate details of the meeting point upon confirmation.

CANCELLATION

Up to 24 hours before: 10% processing fee charged if cancelled up to 24 hours before the walk starts (local time). After 24 hours: 100% charges (See our Terms and Conditions policy).

CHILDREN

From 0 to 2.99 years - free; From 03 to 11.99 years - 50% of the adult price; 12 years and older - full price.

PRIVATE WALKS

Available daily. Please enquire with us through our CONTACT page.

GOOD TO KNOW

During this experience, you will be walking through Tokyo streets for more than 3 hours. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a foldable umbrella if it looks rainy - The walk will depart on time, out of respect for all customers. Late customers will not be waited on and there is no refund - IOJ reserves the right to modify the itinerary in case of unforeseen events.

COVID-19

All storytellers are required to wear masks - All clients are required to wear masks and respect social distance - We ask all of our clients to check their temperature on the date of the walk and refrain from participating if the temperature is above 37.5°.

I loved everything about this tour! Sharing local traditions has brought me closer to these incredible people.

Liza - Heidelberg, Germany

★★★★★ January 2, 2020