Ikegami Honmonji Temple Map

To get here the fastest/cheapest way by train, enter your starting location into the

Train Finder

or download a free Japan Travel mobile app to your phone (I use Navitime Japan Travel)


🔎 Google map

• Take the train to Ikegami Station

• During the Oeshiki Ikegami festival, you just have to follow the crowds: the parade goes down a street less then a block from the main entrance

• If you go left (against the flow of the parade) you’ll find a staging area, where you can take photos of the lanterns more easily, before they join the parade and your view is blocked by throngs of people.

• All the lanterns end up at the Ikegami Honmon-ji temple

Tip: when you leave the shrine, walk the other direction, to Nisho-magome station instead of Ikegami – it’s not nearly as crowded.

While you’re in Japan, read a novel set in Tokyo!

Nine Years. Nine death anniversaries. Tomorrow will be the tenth. He always comes early to avoid crossing paths with her family. He always comes on the day he actually killed her…read more

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