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.
The Seven Deities of Good Luck refers to gods which are worshiped in Japan as “the seven gods who bring about fortune”.
Here is a simple explanation of the names and characteristics of each of the gods.
“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.