TOKYO SHRINE

Tokyo Shrine Guide includes the most popular Shinto shrines in Tokyo with description of these Tokyo Shrines and many pictures.

Tokyo has quite a few Shinto shrines, but not as many as there are Buddhist temples. Many of the Tokyo Shrines have been destroyed by fire, particularly during World War II, however there are some particularly good examples remaining. The best and most popular Tokyo Shrine is Meiji Jingu Shrine, which is centrally located in Harajuku District of Shibuya Ward.

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Tokyo Shrine - Meiji Jingu Shrine

Asakusa jinja Shrine
Asakusa jinja Shrine is a Shinto Shrine next to Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Asakusa jinja Shrine is dedicated to the three men who established Sensoji Temp...

Chingodo Shrine
Chingodo Shrine is a Shinto Shrine next to Dempoin Temple's pond, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Chingodo Shrine is dedicated to tanuki, the raccoon dog figure which is depi...

Ebara Shrine

Ebara Shrine
Ebara Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Shinagawa Ward of Tokyo, that is said to have been established by the God of Water in 709AD. In 1062, Minamoto Yoritomo visited Ebara Shrine and prayed for...

Hanazono Shrine

Hanazono Shrine
Hanazono Shrine is a Shinto Shrine which is tightly surrounded by modern buildings in Shinjuku. Hanazono Shrine dates back to the middle of the 17th century....

Hie Shrine
Hie Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in the Nagatacho District of the Chiyoda Ward of central Tokyo. Hie Shrine is believed to have been established in 1478 by Ota Dokan. Hie Shrine was moved to wi...

Kameido Tenjin Shrine
Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a famous Shinto Shrine in the Koto Ward of Tokyo. Kameido Tenjin Shrine enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, a deity of scholarship. Kameido Tenjin Shrine, established i...

Kanda Shrine
Kanda Shrine, formally known as Kanda Myojin Shrine, is a Shinto Shrine that was established in 730AD. Kanda Shrine today is located in Chiyoda Ward of central Tokyo, however it was initiall...

Katori Shrine
Katori Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Koto Ward of Tokyo, that was established in 665AD by Fujiwara Kamatari. There are around 400 Katori Shrines in Japan, mainly in Kanto, with the head Kator...

Kifune Shrine
Kifune Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Ota Ward of Tokyo, that is said to have been established around 1266. The object of enshrinement at Kifune Shrine is Izanagi-no-ohkami (a male god who cre...

Koishikawa Shrine
Koishikawa Shrine was separated from Ise Shrine on 7 March 1966. Koishikawa Shrine is in the central Tokyo ward of Bunkyo and it blends with tall buildings surrounding it. Koishikawa Shrine ...

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine
Meiji Jingu Shrine is one of the most popular shines in Tokyo. Meiji Jingu Shrine is in the middle of large evergreen forest of 120,000 trees which is surprising given it is in Harajuku. Mei...

Musashi Mitake Shrine
Musashi Mitake Shrine is a Shinto Shrine on the top of a mountain in the city of Ome in Tokyo Prefecture. Musashi Mitake Shrine was established in 91BC by Emperor Sujin. In 736 Priest Gyoki ...

Nagasaki Shrine
Nagasaki Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Toshima Ward of Tokyo. The object of enshrinement at Nagasaki Shrine is Kushinada-hime (female god)....

Nezu Shrine

Nezu Shrine
Nezu Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Bunkyo Tokyo. According to legend Nezu Shrine was established over 1,900 years ago in Sendagi by Yamato Takeruno Mikoto. In 1705, the 5th shogun Tsunayoshi ...

Oji Inari Shrine
Oji Inari Shrine is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the deity Inari, who is the patron of fertility, rice, agriculture and foxes. The Oji District in Kita Ward Tokyo, had been a major rice grow...

Okunitama Shrine
Okunitama Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Fuchu City Tokyo. Okunitama Shrine, which is said to have been established in 111AD by Emperor Keiko, is considered to be one of the five major shrines...

Shinagawa Shrine

Shinagawa Shrine
Shinagawa Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Shinagawa Ward of Tokyo, that was established by Minamoto Yoritomo in 1187. The object of enshrinement at Shinagawa Shrine is Daikokuten (god of food)....

Togo Shrine

Togo Shrine
Togo Shrine is a Shinto Shrine built in 1940 to enshine Admiral Togo Heihachiro. Togo Shrine is in in Harajuku....

Tomioka Hachiman Shrine
Tomioka Hachiman Shrine is the largest Hachiman (dedicated to the god of war who is also the protector of the Japanese people) Shinto Shrine in Tokyo. Tomioka Hachiman Shrine was established...

Toshogu Shrine

Toshogu Shrine
Toshogu Shrine was built in 1617 is considered to be valuable for its historical architecture, Grand Oishi Torii Gate and bronze garden lanterns. Toshogu Shrine is open every day of the year...

Yasukuni Shrine

Yasukuni Shrine
Yasukuni Shrine is Shinto Shrine which houses the souls of some 2.5 million people killed in Japan's wars. Yasukuni Shrine is controversial because it houses the soles of convicted war crimi...

Yushima Tenmangu Shrine
Yushima Tenmangu Shrine, also known as Yushima Tenjin Shrine, is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the god of wisdom, Michizane Sugawara. Yushima Tenmangu Shrine is in Bunkyo Ward Tokyo. The grou...

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