Akagi Shrine

A Shrine with attractive modern architecture, and visited by many women and members of the entertainment industry

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Shinto shrine

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 remodelled 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 Café”, located in the condominium built on the premises, where one can rest after worshiping.

Highlights

  • A deity “Akagihime-no-mikoto” who grants women’s wishes, is enshrined here.
  • A shrine with a modern architectural design.
  • You can enjoy food and tea from a wide selection of menu items at the “Akagi Café” situated within the grounds.
  • Cute amulets, such as “Ge-Ge-Ge no Kitaro” and “Medama-Oyaji” designs are available.
  • The Komainu resembles the Egyptian Sphinx.

Photos

  • The Haiden

    The Haiden

  • A Haiden with a modern architectural design

    A Haiden with a modern architectural design

  • The shrine in spring

    The shrine in spring

  • Otorii

    Otorii

  • Komainu

    Komainu

  • Keisetsu-jinja

    Keisetsu-jinja

  • Beyond the Torii are, Yatsumimi shrine, Shusse Inari shrine and Tosho-gu

    Beyond the Torii are, Yatsumimi shrine, Shusse Inari shrine and Tosho-gu

  • The Haiden

    The Haiden

  • Chozuya

    Chozuya

Reviews

3
  • 孫佳玲

    擁有現代造型神社 還有咖啡廳,蠻不一樣的感覺,跟以往看神社不同 寧靜安逸

  • 莊添財

    傳統神社和現代建築的完美結合,絲毫不會感覺到任何的衝突與不妥,不得不佩服建築師的功力

  • 吳梅珍

    巡禮“負建築大師”隈研吾的代表作。

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Details

Name in Japanese
赤城神社 (Akagi Jinja)
Date of Foundation
1300
Postal Code
162-0817
Address
1-10 Akagimotomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3260-5071
Admission
Free
Closed
Never
Hours
Open 24 hours for worship. The Shrine office is open between 9:00am-5:00pm (prayer reception is open until 4:00pm)
Access
One minute on foot from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Kagurazaka Station exit 1 Kagurazaka Gate
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)