A Solemn Shrine With an Impressive Giant Torii Gate and Nature's Four Seasons
Built in 1869 by Emperor Meiji, this was the first shrine to gather the spirits of the dead to Tokyo. It was created to inform future generations of the people who sacrificed their lives for the country, whose souls are enshrined here.
Since many Sakura cherry blossom trees have been planted here, a lot of people visit this shrine in spring, when they are in full bloom.
The Mitama Matsuri is a festival held every July 13 to 16. At this time, the shrine is decorated with over 30,000 large and small lanterns. Featuring Bon Odori dancing and an outdoor night market, it recalls the nostalgic ambience of summer in Tokyo.
- With Sakura cherry blossoms in spring and Koyo red leaves in autumn, visitors can experience the beauty of the four seasons here.
- The giant Torii gate boasts a height of 25 meters.
- The Mitama Matsuri is held every year, from July 13 to 16.
- Postal Code
- 3-1-1 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
(1) Jan.-Feb. and Nov.-Dec.: From 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
(2) Mar.-Oct.: From 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
*During events, there may be changes to the schedule.
(1) About 5 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Kudankita Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line or the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line or Hanzonomon Line
(2) About 10 minutes on foot from Iidabashi Station on the JR Chuo or Sobu Lines
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)