This Shinto Shrine is Famous for its Wisteria as well as the God of Learning
Since Sugawara Michizane, the Shinto God of Learing, is enshrined here, many students taking entrance exams come to pray for good luck. Also known as a famous place for viewing wisteria flowers, this shrine holds a Fuji Matsuri from mid-April to early May.
In addition, with events such as the Ume Matsuri in which about 300 plum blossom trees bloom and the Kiku Matsuri, boasting displays of chrysanthemum flowers surrounding the entrance to the main shrine, flowers can be enjoyed in every season here.
On the shrine grounds are three bridges painted vermilion red. The Otokobashi, or "Male Bridge", represents the past, the Hirabashi, stands for the present, and the Onnabashi, or "Female Bridge", is said to express the future.
The Shinto God of learning is worshipped here.
The shrine features beautiful taikobashi, or "drum bridges", painted vermillion.
From the middle of April to the beginning of May every year, the Fuji Matsuri is held. During this event, the wisteria plants are illuminated.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
- Open all day
(1) About 15 minutes on foot from the North Exit of Kameido Station on the JR Sobu Line
(2) About 15 minutes on foot from the North Exit of Kinshicho Station on the JR Sobu Line or Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)