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  • Tokyo Ushijima Shrine

  • Tokyo Ushijima Shrine

  • Tokyo Ushijima Shrine Sumida Park

  • Tokyo Ushijima Shrine Sumida Park With The Tokyo Sky Tree In The Background

  • Tokyo Ushijima Shrine Sumida Park

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Facts & Figures

The Ushijima Shrine is located at the northern end of the Sumida Park. You will find there a statue called Nadeushi (Touching Cow). The legend says the statue will help to heal your wounds/injuries faster. At first touch your own injury and later the same area at the Nadeushi.


Ushijima Shrine was built in 860. The building and torii survived the Great Kanto Earthquake and the bombings of World War 2.

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The Ushijima Shrine is located within the Sumida Park, Sumida-ku (ward) in Tokyo.

How to get to Ushijima Shrine?

  • 10min from Asakusa Sta. served by Tobu Skytree, Toei Asakusa L.,Ginza Subway Line
  • 5min from Tokyo Skytree Station served by Tobu Railway
  • 5min from Honjo-Azumabashi Subway Station served by Toei Asakusa Line

Sightseeing spots


Sumida Park - located along the Sumida river and belongs to the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Ushijima Shrine Bon Odori Matsuri (middle of Sep.)
The festival is held for about 3 days. Enjoy the drums and the mikoshi (portable shrine) procession's.

Ushijima Shrine Grand Festival (14th till 16th)
The festival is held every 5 years. The last time was in 2012.

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