Kameido Tenjinja（Kameido Shrine）
A shrine filled with exquisite seasonal flowers and blessings for academic success.
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.
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."
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo
- Regular Holidays
- Open all year round
- A 15 minute-walk from Kameido Station (JR Sobu Line)
- Credit cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)