Shinagawa Shrine

One of the Tokyo Ten Shrines, with a Fujizuka and Home to Torii Gates Flanked by Dragon Carvings

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Shinto shrine

Shinagawa Shrine was founded in 1187 as a place for marine traffic safety and prayer realizations. During the shrine’s annual festival, which takes place in early June every year, portable shrines called “mikoshi” are carried around town, and many people come to celebrate.
The “Tokai Shichifukujin” is a pilgrimage course that takes you around temples and shrines that are dedicated to the Shichifukujin, or Seven Lucky Gods. As one of them Shinagawa Shrine is dedicated to Daikokuten, the god of wealth, and during New Year’s the shrine is crowded with visitors walking the path of Tokai Shichifukujin.
The stone torii gate at the entrance is decorated with dragons flanking it on either side, and it is called the “Soryu Torii,” one of only 3 similar toriis in Tokyo.
Shinagawa Shrine also features a “Fujizuka,” which is a hill modeled after Japan’s highest peak Mt. Fuji, and climbing it is said to be equivalent in good fortune to climbing Mt. Fuji

Highlights

  • Annual festival held in early June.
  • Dedicated to Daikokuten, one of the Shichifukujin.
  • Features one of Tokyo’s three “Soryu Torii”.
  • One of the Tokyo Ten Shrines.
  • Has a Fujizuka.

Photos

  • Shinagawa Shrine
  • Soryu Torii
  • Fujizaka

Reviews

  • 蔡怡欣

    在品川車站南面會發現這個神社。它有一個令人印象深刻的街道入口和一系列陡峭的台階,這個神社是相當小的。

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Details

Name in Japanese
品川神社
Founded
1187
Postal Code
140-0001
Address
3-7-15 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3474-5575
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access
About a 1-minute walk from the north exit of the Keihin Express Line’s Shinbaba Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)