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Kameari Katori Shrine

A Historic Shrine Built in 1276, Famous for its Appearance in the Manga “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutujo”

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Shrine

Kameari Katori Shrine is located about 300 meters southeast of JR Kameari Station across the area’s main street (Kannana-dori). The torii gate you can see along the main road is known as “Urasando (back shrine approach),” so if you do not pass through it and continue right along the road, you can instead enter through the “Omotesando (front shrine approach),” located next to the large shopping center ARIO. If you see the “komagame (guardian turtle)” statues to either side of the torii gate, you’ve arrived.

Kameari Katori Shrine is a historic shrine, founded in 1276, that is beloved by locals, but it is also famous for its frequent appearances in the manga “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutujo,” which is set in Kameari. Along Omotesando is a statue of Ryo-san, a character from “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kameari Koen-mae Hashutujo.” As the statue is included in one of the maps that lead you around the Kameari area, many people stop by during their walks. The annual “Reitaisai” festival, held every September at Kameari Katori Shrine, is also the inspiration for the festival that happens in “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutujo.”

There are several small and medium-sized shrines dotted about Kameari Katori Shrine’s grounds that have been protecting the town of Kameari for many years, including “Doso Shrine.” The Kagura-den was relocated from the Edo period front hall, and it is a valuable building that has survived earthquakes and air raids.
Next to Urasando is a café called “Patisserie La Rose des Japonais,” a rare find within a shrine’s grounds. From both the seats inside the café and out on the terrace you can look out over the shrine’s grounds and main building. As the café is located along the way back to Kameari Station, it’s a great place to stop and take a break after worshipping at the shrine. (※Café hours are 10:00am-7:00pm. Closed Tuesdays.)

Highlights

  • A historic shrine built in 1276.
  • Famous for frequent appearances in the popular manga series “Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Koen-mae Hashutujo.”
  • Many tourists visit the area to see the statue of “Ryo-san,” and there are often people taking commemorative photos with the statue.
  • The café in the shrine grounds, “Patisserie La Rose des Japonais,” offers a special atmosphere, nestled between the silence of the shrine and the hustle and bustle of the town.

Photos

  • Omotesando and torii gate

    Omotesando and torii gate

  • Omotesando at dusk

    Omotesando at dusk

  • Main shrine building

    Main shrine building

  • Shrine grounds

    Shrine grounds

  • Right “komagame” statue before entering Omotesando

    Right “komagame” statue before entering Omotesando

  • Right “komagame” statue before entering Omotesando

    Right “komagame” statue before entering Omotesando

  • Doso Shrine

    Doso Shrine

  • Turtles sit on top of the offertory box

    Turtles sit on top of the offertory box

  • Statue of “Shonenyo, Anohoshi wo Mezase! Ryosan”
©OSAMU AKIMOTO,ATELIER BEEDAMA/SHUEISHA

    Statue of “Shonenyo, Anohoshi wo Mezase! Ryosan” ©OSAMU AKIMOTO,ATELIER BEEDAMA/SHUEISHA

  • Map of Kameari within the shrine grounds 
©OSAMU AKIMOTO,ATELIER BEEDAMA/SHUEISHA

    Map of Kameari within the shrine grounds ©OSAMU AKIMOTO,ATELIER BEEDAMA/SHUEISHA

  • “Reitaisai,” a festival held every year in September

    “Reitaisai,” a festival held every year in September

  • Monument with shrine name

    Monument with shrine name

  • Exterior of “Patisserie La Rose des Japonais” along Urasando

    Exterior of “Patisserie La Rose des Japonais” along Urasando

  • Inside of Patisserie La Rose des Japonais

    Inside of Patisserie La Rose des Japonais

  • Cakes at Patisserie La Rose des Japonais

    Cakes at Patisserie La Rose des Japonais

Reviews

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  • 黃淑娟

    跟著尋找阿兩的銅像來到這個小而美的神社,裡面的繪馬很特別有足球小將翼和烏龍派出所兩津勘吉的圖案具有很特殊的意義

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Health and Sanitation Measures

  • Installation of alcohol-based hand sanitizing at the Shrine entrance.

  • Ample ventilation within the Shrine’s main building complex. (Shaden)

  • Restricting the number of worshipers.

Details

Name in Japanese
亀有香取神社
Postal Code
125-0061
Address
3-42-24 Kameari, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3601-1418
Closed
No holidays
Shrine Office Hours
Summer 9:00am-5:30pm; Winter 9:00am-5:00pm
Access
About a 4-minute walk from the JR Joban Line’s Kameari Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)