Zoshigaya Heritage Tour : A Walk in the Past | Toshima City Volunteer Guides for International Visitors (GIV)

Zoshigaya Heritage Tour : A Walk in the Past | Toshima City Volunteer Guides for International Visitors (GIV)

Zoshigaya Heritage Tour : A Walk in the Past

Kishimojin Temple
Kishimojin Temple

Zoshigaya, a short walk from Ikebukuro, is a town full of history, culture and heritage. You will travel back in time as you visit temples and shrines. Homyoji Temple, a Budhist temple established in 810, has a long history. It is also famous as a flower spot and the cherry blossom tunnel in spring. Kishimojin Hall was built in 1666 and is the oldest building in Toshima city. It enshrines Harti (goddess of childbirth).
Japanese women visit the shrine to seek help with fertility. In Zoshigaya, you can feel the serene atmosphere of old days.

Homyouji Temple
Homyouji Temple
Takeyoshi Inari Shrine
Takeyoshi Inari Shrine
General
Available Days 3rd Saturday of a month
Departure Time 1:00PM at Toshima City Tourism Association*
Duration of the Tour About 1.5 hours (can be adjusted)
Cost 340 yen per person for transportation
Route
Toshima City Tourism Association office (Ikebukuro) ⇒ Zoshigaya Station ⇒ Keyakinamiki Street ⇒ Information Center ⇒ Kosodate/kosazuke Icho (Ginko tree) ⇒ Takeyoshi Inari Shrine ⇒ Kishimojin Temple ⇒ Homyouji Temple ⇒ Ikkoku Inari Shrine ⇒ Ikebukuro (end)

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