Iriya Kishimojin

A Temple that Celebrates the Goddess of Safe Childbirth and Parenting, Famous for its Morning Glory Festival

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Buddhist temple

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.

Highlights

  • Considered good luck for safe childbirth and parenting.
  • The Iriya Morning Glory Festival is held every year on July 6th, 7th, and 8th.

Photos

  • Iriya Kishimojin
  • Iriya Morning Glory Festival

Reviews

  • Rise

    去年我和家人一起去看里据说在日本很有名气的「入谷牵牛花节」。 「入谷鬼子母神(真源寺)」就在同一条街道上。听说对保佑母子特别灵验,所以也挤进去参拜。有好多地摊,烤鸡串等小吃多得吃不过来。特别热闹,特别开心!

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Details

Official Name
Shingenji
Founded
1659
Postal Code
110-0004
Address
1-12-16 Shitaya, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3841-2569
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access
(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