Mountain climbing “Otowa Fuji” at Gokoku-ji Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

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Even in Tokyo, you can climb Mt. Fuji!
This time, I have climbed “Otowa Fuji” in “Gokokuji” at 2 stations by subway from Ikebukuro ̄ー ̄)ノ”



Two stations from Ikebukuro!Let’s climb Otowa Fuji

Take the 1st exit of the Yurakucho Line “Gokokuji Sta.”
Turn around , you will see the gates of “Gokokuji”.
If you do not even make a mistake, you will not get lost.
Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)

When you pass “Niou gate” you will see a white torii at the right side.
Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Although it is a shadow on the picture(;^_^A the stone monument is engraved with “富士道(Fuji Road)”.

Otowa Fuji is “Miniature Mt. Fuji” that people who are believed in Mt. Fuji, made in the Edo period.
Even those who can not climb Mt. Fuji for various reasons will climb to “Fujimuka”, They will get the same benefit as climbing Mt. Fuji.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Otowa Fuji has “climbing path”, this is the first Stage(一合目).

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
You will soon reach “Second Stage(二合目)”
There are many mountain climbing streets and You’re worried about “Where should I climb?”

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
In a word, “Seventh Stage(七合目)”
There may be a another stone monument on the way, but I could not find it.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
“Eighth Stage(八合目)”
Just watching the characters engraved on a stone monument, the font is fun(* ̄∇ ̄*)

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
To the summit. I succeeded to Otowa Fuji climbing.
I am glad that I have similar interests to climb Mt. Fuji.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
View from the top
In the past, could you see Mt. Fuji from here?

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Let’s not miss it because there is a small signboard.

In front of the immortal gate(不老門) of Gokokuji, the cats were relaxing

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
People were gathering in the stairs in front of the gate.
Because there were cats.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Did he(she?) have a bright sunshine?

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
The cats who are one in two(* ̄∇ ̄*)

Let’s hold hands with Buddha statue, Jizo-sama, Big Buddha etc. at Gokoku-ji

Gokokuji was founded in 1681 by 5 General Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.
It is a temple with a long history.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Buddha statue and the important cultural asset of the country “月光殿(Gekkou-den/Moonlight tower)”

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
As I walk through the path in front of “Six-jizo”

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Sculpture is brilliant! There is “Taishido”.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
To the left of “Taishido” is “Hitokoto Jizo”.
As its name shows, the Jizo will only make only one wish.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
There is also a large statue of Buddha.

The main temple of Gokokuji is an important cultural property of the country

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
The main hall is built in the Edo period and is designated as an important building of the country.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
The tongue of the dragon in the lantern in front of the main hall was very great.

Mountain climbing "Otowa Fuji" at Gokoku-ji  Temple(Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
I was sent off from an odd eye cat and came home.

In addition to Otowa Fuji’s climb, “Buddha statue” “Jizo-sama” “large statue of Buddha” “Fat relaxing cats”, you can enjoy a Japanese view.

Access to Gokokuji (Otowa Fuji)

· Tokyo metro Yurakucho line “Gokokuji station” 1 minute walk
· Tokyo Metropolitan Bus 02乙, 上-58 “護国寺正門前(Gokokuji main gate front” 1 min walk

Otowa Fujiya(Cafe)

Fujiya is a chain store of famous cakes in Japan.
“Otowa fujiya” is a special cafe located on the first floor of the head office.

Otowa Fujiya(Cafe)
Peco wearing an OTOWA FUJIYAuni original uniform will welcome you.

Otowa Fujiya(Cafe)
There are many premium items that are not handled by general Fujiya.
Let’s heal the fatigue of Otowa Fuji climbing with “OTOWA FUJIYA” (* ̄ー ̄*)

▼You can climb Miniature Fuji(fuji-duka) in Tokyo

Mr. Fuji in (not from) Tokyo,You can climb Miniature Fuji(fuji-duka)

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