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Kameido Tenjinja(Kameido Shrine)

A shrine filled with exquisite seasonal flowers and blessings for academic success.

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Shrine

This shrine is one of the ten shrines in Tokyo dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, known as the god of learning. The story began when Nobusuke Sugawara Otorii, a descendant of Michizane, first enshrined a god's statue. In 1662, the shrine pavilion, corridor, Shinju-ike pond, and arched bridge were built in imitation of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Kyushu, the headquarters of the shrine. The shrine is also called "Higashi-Zaifu Tenmangu Shrine" or "Kameido-Zaifu Tenmangu Shrine" as the eastern dazaifu (governmental office under the ritsuryo system).

Three bridges span Shinji Pond: Otoko Bashi, Hira Bashi, and Onna Bashi. Each bridge represents the past lived, the present you can now see, and the hope of the future. It is said that each bridge you cross will purify your heart.

More than 300 plum trees are planted in the temple's precincts, which are said to have been favored by Michizane. Every February and March, the shrine holds a plum blossom festival.
In late April, the wisteria blossom all at once, and the view from the arched bridge overlooking the wisteria trellises attracts many tourists. In October, the shrine also holds a chrysanthemum festival. As befits the shrine's nickname of "Tenjin-sama of Flowers," the shrine grounds are decorated with various flowers every season.
In addition to the Divine Cow's statue, which is said to give wisdom when touched on the head, four other sub-shrines stand around the precincts. Take your time and enjoy a relaxing walk.

Highlights

  • A god of learning dedicated to Michizane Sugawara.
  • The precincts were built in the style of Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Kyushu.
  • The shrine holds a Plum Blossom Festival, Wisteria Festival, and Chrysanthemum Festival, reflecting its nickname "Tenjin-sama of Flowers."

Photos

  • The beautiful vermilion-lacquered shrine pavilion

    The beautiful vermilion-lacquered shrine pavilion

  • After passing through the torii gate, you will see an arched bridge (Otoko Bashi), representing the past.

    After passing through the torii gate, you will see an arched bridge (Otoko Bashi), representing the past.

  • A statue of the Divine Cow, said to cure illnesses and bestows wisdom when touched.

    A statue of the Divine Cow, said to cure illnesses and bestows wisdom when touched.

Reviews

  • 瑩瑩

    和九州的太宰府天滿宮係出同門都是在拜學問之神,好比台灣的文昌君廟,據說摸了御神牛的頭後再摸自己的頭就能夠長智慧。呵呵😄

  • Florence Chen

    拜學問之神有名的神社,紫藤花開的時候應該是很漂亮,可惜時間沒有遇上

  • 黃小雨

    我離開東京前一天去的這裏,很美、很安靜的地方。這裏的景色、新鮮的空氣和經歷會陪伴我度過很長的一段時間,我強烈推薦去東京的所有人都去這裏看看。

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Details

Name in Japanese
亀戸天神社
Postal Code
136-0071
Address
3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3681-0010
Regular Holidays
Open all year round
Admission
Free
Hours
8:30am-5:00pm
Access
A 15 minute-walk from Kameido Station (JR Sobu Line)
Credit cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)