The God for Safe Childbirth and Child Rearing
Kishimojin-do is a temple that worships “Shiboshin,” a god for safe childbirth and also child rearing. The line of zelkova trees along the path that leads to the temple from the Kishibojinmae stop is designated as one of Tokyo’s natural monuments. A must-see within the temple’s grounds is a huge gingko tree approximately 700 years old.
The temple grounds also house a historic candy shop called “Kamikawaguchiya.”
The “Zoshigaya Information Center” is located on the path leading to the temple, and the horned owl dolls made of zebra grass that are sold here are a popular souvenir.
Houses the god of safe childbirth and child rearing
Path leading to the temple is lined with zelkova trees
Home to an approximately 700-year-old large gingko tree
Stalls set up for the festival held in October, and the temple becomes packed with visitors
- Postal Code
- 3-15-20 Zoshigaya, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
- Open all day
(1) About a 3-minute walk from the Kishibojinmae stop of the Tokyo Sakura Tram (Toden Arakawa Line)
(2) About a 10-minute walk from the JR Yamanote Line and JR Saikyo Line’s Ikebukuro Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)