A Temple that Celebrates the Goddess of Safe Childbirth and Parenting, Famous for its Morning Glory Festival
This temple is dedicated to Kishimojin, a goddess representing safe childbirth and parenting. Iriya Kishimojin is also one of the temples included in the Shitaya Shichifukujin, and it also enshrines Fukurokuju, a god that brings luck related to children and wealth. Every year on July 6th, 7th, and 8th the temple holds Japan’s famous Iriya Morning Glory Festival. It is an iconic summer festival, featuring around 60 vendors selling morning glories and around 100 stalls lining the street, and it’s a huge event that sees approximately 400,000 visitors.
Considered good luck for safe childbirth and parenting.
The Iriya Morning Glory Festival is held every year on July 6th, 7th, and 8th.
- Official Name
- Postal Code
- 1-12-16 Shitaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
- Open all day
(1) About a 4-minute walk from the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line’s Iriya Station
(2) About a 5-minute walk from the JR Yamanote Line’s Uguisudani Station