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Nihonbashi Seven Deities of Good Luck tour

Surely many people were taken to see the Seven Deities of Good Luck on New Year’s by their parents.
These days there are more opportunities for having a walk or sightseeing while doing so.

You can tour the Seven Deities of Good Luck in all regions of Japan, but the Nihonbashi Seven Deities of Good Luck tour is famous for being the shortest course in Japan, taking only about 1 hour.

Seven Deities of Good Luck

The Seven Deities of Good Luck refers to gods which are worshiped in Japan as “the seven gods who bring about fortune”.

Names and meanings of the Seven Deities of Good Luck

Here is a simple explanation of the names and characteristics of each of the gods.

Ebisuten
Good luck, prosperity

Daikokuten
Better fortune and happiness

Bishamonten
Riches, honors, and protection

Benzaiten
Scholarship and the arts


Fukurokuju
Happiness and longevity

Jurojin
Public peace and good health

Hoteison
Treasure and completeness
 

Nihonbashi Seven Deities of Good Luck tour

“Touring the Seven Deities of Good Luck” is a custom that started around the Edo Period.
People visit the shrines and temples dedicated to the Seven Deities of Good Luck to pray for better fortune and family safety.

In Ningyocho there are a total of 8 shrines which encircle the station.
It is popular among tourists because you can visit all of them in about 1 hour.

Koami Shrine
Fukurokuju, Benzaiten
Chanoki Shrine
Hoteison
Suitengu Shrine
Benzaiten
Matsushima Shrine
Daikokuten
Suehiro Shrine
Bishamonten
Kasama Inari Shrine
Jurojin
Sugimori Shrine
Ebisuten
Hamada Ebisu Shrine
Ebisuten



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