Walking tour of Yanaka and Nezu district of Tokyo — Seven Gods of Good Fortune

Actually this wasn’t an ordinary walk. There are many shrines and temples in Yanaka and Nezu district, and among them, there are seven shrines/temples that worship the Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune. Namely,  Ebisu, Daikokuten, Bishamonten, Benzaiten, Fukurokuju, Jurojin, and Hotei.

Visiting each of these seven shrines/temples with its particular god are called Shichifukujin tours and is said to bring luck to the person making the rounds. So join us for this tour in photographs through Yanaka and Nezu, a classic Japanese district of Tokyo. By the way, there are numerous Shichifukujin designated shrines/temples throughout Japan and more than a dozen exist in Tokyo alone.

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour

Yanaka/Nezu district, Tokyo: Shichifukujin or Seven Gods of Good Fortune tour


 

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