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A Shrine with attractive modern architecture, and visited by many women and members of the entertainment industry.
This Akagi Shrine is said to have been established in 1300, as a spiritual branch of the Akagi Shrine situated at the foothills of Mount Akagi in Gunma prefecture.
The deities, “Iwatsutsuo-no-mikoto” who ward off evil, and “Akagihime-no-mikoto” who grants women’s wishes, are enshrined here.
Many women come to worship, as it is said to bring a fulfilled relationship, easy childbirth and matrimonial happiness.
The modern glass-encased Shinto shrine was rebuilt by Kuma Kengo, a renowned architect in 2010, and draws attention as a fashionable shrine.
There is a subordinate shrine within the grounds, Keisetsu-jinja, that enshrines a deity of academics and arts, which brought many people from the entertainment industry to pray for a drama series or movie hit.
Other subordinate shrines one can also visit include, Yatsumimi shrine, Shusse-Inari shrine and Tosho-gu. There is "Akagi Cafe" located next to the shrine's office, where one can rest after worshiping.
A deity “Akagihime-no-mikoto” who grants women’s wishes, is enshrined here.
A shrine with a modern architectural design.
The menu at the "Akagi Cafe" within the premises is rich and diverse, offering the chance to enjoy tea and meals prepared by an Italian cuisine chef.
Cute amulets, such as “Ge-Ge-Ge no Kitaro” and “Medama-Oyaji” designs are available.
The Komainu resembles the Egyptian Sphinx.
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- Name in Japanese
- 赤城神社 (Akagi Jinja)
- Postal Code
- 1-10 Akagimotomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Open 24 hours for worship. The Shrine office is open between 9:00am-5:00pm (prayer reception is open until 4:00pm)
- One minute on foot from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Kagurazaka Station exit 1 Kagurazaka Gate
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)