Monday, March 9, 2009

Exploring Tokyo: Setagaya Dori and Setagaya Hachiman-gu



A little ways off from Setagaya Dori (between half a mile and one mile) is Hachiman-gu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the the God of War and the divine protector of Japan. According to wikipedia, this is the second most common type of shrine in Japan, after that of the god Inari. So, while the grounds of Setagaya Hachiman-gu are larger than that of most other shrines in the area, they're no where near as impressive as those in the more famous locations of Iwashimizu (Kyushu) or Tsurugaoka (Kamakura).



Still, Setagaya Hachiman-gu is a nice, peaceful area that attracts workers and students that want to take a break and just relax next to the pond and small fountains. According to "Kids Web Japan", the shrine is on a tram line, and features a Sumo tournament every Sept. 15. I didn't know there was a tram in Tokyo. Now I need to go look for it.









6 comments:

Bunny said...

This should be the Tokyu-Setagaya-sen,
it used to have these gorgeous ricketty old wooden cars older than we are, but not now.

It goes from Sangenjaya to ShimoTakaido.

There's also the Toden Arakawa line if you like trams.

To think, I nearly moved to live somewhere near this line, 12 years ago.

Bunny said...

This should be the Tokyu-Setagaya-sen,
it used to have these gorgeous ricketty old wooden cars older than we are, but not now.

It goes from Sangenjaya to ShimoTakaido.

There's also the Toden Arakawa line if you like trams.

To think, I nearly moved to live somewhere near this line, 12 years ago.

Titichu said...

Hi Curtis
Nice Area.
I hope you're doing great
Take care :)

TSOTE said...

Bunny - thanks. It looks like the line cut across the Odakyu line near a station there, so I'll see if I can pick it up that way.

Titichu - Thanks. Doing well. Hope you're doing good too. When are you going to update your blog? Waku waku desu yo!

Titichu said...

hahaha why? Are you leaarning French?

TSOTE said...

I don't think I'd ever be able to pick up French in this lifetime. I just want to see what you next set of photos will be.

Why didn't you show off your new nails when you were last at BBT?