Kanda Myojin

A Historical Shrine Famed for the Kanda Matsuri, one of Japan's Three Major Festivals

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Shinto shrine

Kanda Myojin is a historical shrine famous for bestowing its blessings in marriage and business prosperity, enhancing luck in battle while warding off danger and disaster.
Located in Tokyo's central business district, many firms come to worship at the beginning of the year, as this shrine cannot be ignored if seeking fortune in business.
Also popular as a holy land for anime lovers, items such as amulet charms and wooden wish-granting plaques designed in collaboration with anime makers are sold here.
Within the shrine grounds, there is a cultural exchange hall called EDOCCO, a facility offering experiences in Japanese culture.
Held every other year, the Kanda Matsuri, a major festival featuring a long parade of several thousand people through the central area of Tokyo, is bustling with spectators.

Highlights

  • This shrine is said to bless marriage and offer good luck in work.
  • Items created in collaboration with big anime are so popular that they sell out quickly!
  • The Kanda Matsuri is held here.

Photos

  • The Main Building of the Shrine
  • Zuishinmon Gate
  • The Kanda Matsuri

Reviews

  • 蕭聖鑫

    我們花了幾小時在這裏欣賞這座建築。我們被這裏多彩的風姿和神社的有趣慶祝活動迷住了。不管什麼季節,這都是度過下午的好地方。

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Details

Official Name
Kanda Jinja
Founded
730
Postal Code
101-0021
Address
2-16-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3254-0753
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access

(1) About 5 minutes on foot from the Hijiri-Bashi Exit of Ochanomizu Station on the JR Chuo or Sobu Lines
(2) About 7 minutes on foot from the Denkigai Exit of Akihabara Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku or Yamanote Lines
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)