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  • Tokyo Kanda Myojin Shrine

  • Zuishin-Mon Gate Kanda Myojin Shrine Tokyo

  • Tokyo Kanda Myojin Shrine

  • Tokyo Kanda Myojin Shrine

  • Tokyo Kanda Myojin Shrine

  • Tokyo Kanda Myojin Shrine

  • Tokyo Kanda Myojin Shrine

  • Torii At The Entrance Of The Kanda Myojin Shrine Tokyo

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Facts & Figures

The Kanda Shrine (Kanda-myojin) is hosting one of the largest Shinto festivals in Tokyo, the Kanda Matsuri. With nearly 1300 years of history is this Shinto Shrine also a popular place for entrepreneurs and businessmen to pray for wealth and prosperity. The Kanda Myojin enshrines Ebisu (God of fishermen or merchants), Daikoku (God of wealth) and Taira-no-Masakado (samurai, who stood up against the government of Kyoto in 939).

History

The Kanda Myojin Shrine was destroyed many times by earthquakes and firestorms. The last time this Shinto shrine was completely rebuilt was in 1934. Luckily the now concrete structure survived the bombings of World War 2.

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Kanda Shrine (Kanda-myojin) is located within the Chiyoda-ku (ward) in central Tokyo.

How to get to Kanda Shrine?

  • Ochanomizu Subway Station is served by Marunouchi Line and
  • 10min from Ochanomizu Subway Station (North East) to Kanda Shrine

Sightseeing spots

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Zuishin-mon Gate - beautiful design was inspired by "Gongen-zukuri" shrine style

Honden (main hall) - offers many items for sale like emas (small wooden plaques), talismans, charms etc...

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

January

Daikoku Matsuri (12th till 14th)
The Daikoku (god of wealth) Festival offers within 3 days various cultural events like the purification ceremony, Hocho-shiki ritual and Masakado-daiko (drum beating) performances.

May

Kanda Matsuri (Saturday and Sunday around the 15th May)
The Kanda Festival belongs to one of the three great Tokyo Shinto festivals. App. 200 portable Shinto shrines (mikoshi) are carried around and the parade is joint by dancers and musicians.

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