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Suitengu Shrine

A divine spot guiding towards safe childbirth, blessing of children, and the radiance of life!

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Located in Ningyocho, an area brimming with downtown charm despite being in the city center, Suitengu Shrine has a rich history. The ninth lord of the Kurume Domain in Fukuoka Prefecture, Arima Yorinori, established a branch shrine at his upper residence in Mita Akabane in 1818, marking the beginning of Suitengu Shrine in Tokyo.

The shrine venerates four deities: Ame-no-Minakanushi-no-Kami, who appears at the beginning of Japanese mythology; Emperor Antoku of the Taira clan; Nii-no-Ama, a court lady; and Kenreimon-in, a late Heian period court lady. These deities bestow powerful blessings, garnering profound faith for their extensive divine virtues, which include safe childbirth, blessing of children, and the vitality of life.

Back in the Edo period, pregnant women who visited the shrine would use the bell rope (suzu-no-o) tied in front of the prayer hall as a maternity belt, praying for a safe delivery. Remarkably, these prayers often resulted in safe childbirth and healthy babies, spreading the shrine's reputation by word of mouth. Consequently, many people began to visit Suitengu Shrine for blessings. Additionally, there is a "Kodakara Inu" (Child-Blessing Dog) statue inspired by prolific and safe childbirth in dogs. It is believed that stroking the zodiac sign corresponding to one's own birth year around this statue brings blessings such as safe childbirth, blessing of children, disaster prevention, and good health.

The shrine also enshrines "Hojo Benzaiten," one of the seven lucky gods in the "Nihombashi Shichifukujin Meguri" tour, famous as a power spot for arts, academics, and financial fortune. The doors open on the 5th of every month and on days of the Snake, allowing visitors to view the deity's statue.


  • The shrine is bustling with visitors praying for safe childbirth and blessing of children, especially on the Day of the Dog.
  • The enshrined deities have boundless power to fulfill heartfelt wishes.
  • Stroking your zodiac sign around the "Kodakara Inu" statue brings blessings.
  • The shrine bestows great power for health and wellbeing, disaster prevention, and good fortune upon everyone, from children to adults.
  • Goshuin (shrine seals) are popular, especially on the Day of the Dog, seasonal goshuin, and the limited gold goshuin of Hojo Benzaiten (available only on the Day of the Snake).


  • Hojo Benzaiten

    Hojo Benzaiten

  • Kodakara Inu (Child-Blessing Dog)

    Kodakara Inu (Child-Blessing Dog)

  • Suitengu Shrine

    Suitengu Shrine

Official FAQs

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Are there any brochures available in foreign languages? (Please specify the languages if possible)


Yes, they are available. Please ask at the reception if needed. *Only in English


Do you offer Goshuin (shrine seals)?


Yes, they are available and provided on paper.
*Various types of Goshuin are available, including limited edition and seasonal ones.


Is parking available?


Yes. (For approximately 40 cars)


Are coin lockers available?


Not available.


Is there a waiting room?


Yes, it is available. *Open from 8:00am to 3:30pm


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
2-4-1 Nihombashi Kakagaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Open every day
7:00am - 6:00pm (Amulet Office: 8:00-)
About 1 minute on foot from Exit 5 of Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)