Shitaya 7 Lucky Gods Tour

Travel Information

Shitaya 7 Lucky Gods Tour (下谷七福神) is one of the popular tourist attraction in Ueno. You will travel all 7 shrines and temples that enshrins the each gods of 7 lucky gods and get special stamp. It takes 90 min. and only cost 1000 Yen in total.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking. There are many restroom.
Special Paper Board: 300 Yen.
Each Stamp: 100 Yen.

0. at Ueno Station.
1. use JR Yamanote Line to Uguisudani Station.

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Shitaya 7 Lucky Gods Tour

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Moto Mishima Shrine. It ehnshrines Jurojin.
Jurojin is the founder of Taoism. It's the wizard who turned out from Laozi. He wears a cute cap, and has a long stuff and a deer as partner.

Iriya Kishiboshin Temple. It enshrines Fukurokuju. Fukurokuju is Laozi in China. His name is made from, Fuku of Lucky, Roku of wealth, Ju of eternal life. He has long head, long beard, stuff and his parter crane.

Eishinji Temple. It enshrines Daikokuten.
Daikokuten has a hammer with right hand, and a lucky bag on left hand. Then, he stands on two straw rice bags. He is the combination gods of Indian god and Japanese god.

Hoshoji Temple. It enshrines Bisyamonten.
Bisyamonten is Indian God of War. It is also known as Tamonten in Japan. He is not only the god of war, but also the god of treasure and wealth. He wears yellow armor, a tower on left hand and a spear on right hand.

Bentenin. It enshrines Benzaiten.
Benzaiten is the only Goddess in 7 Lucky Gods. She was originally Indian Goddess. Because she carries a guitar, people think she is the god of entertainment. However, she is actually a god of water. Benten Shrine in Japan always located near water.

Tobifudo Temple. It enshrines Ebisu.
Ebisi is lucky god with a fishing pole on right hand,and red bream on left hands. Ebisu is the only Japanese God in 7 Lucky Gods.

Jueiji Temple. It enshrines Hotei.
Hotei is Zen priest who existed in China during 10th century. His real name is Kaishi.
Hotei has a huge abs and great smile. He has a fan called Bashosen and like Daikoku, he has a lucky bag.