Local Shinto deity of Edo, Kanda Myojin Shrine | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Local Shinto deity of Edo, Kanda Myojin Shrine]

The guardian deity of Edo, with a history of 1,300 years

During the Edo period, this deity protected all the people of Edo, from shoguns to common people, as the local Shinto deity of Edo. The shrine is said to be capable of divine intervention to bring about business prosperity, good luck and matchmaking. As it is the general tutelary deity of 108 town neighborhood associations, including Nihonbashi, Otemachi, and Marunouchi, many companies pay a visit to pray for business prosperity and good business opportunities. The shrine is also famous for the Kanda Matsuri, an exciting festival held in odd-numbered years, where people in ancient costumes and portable shrines owned by each town parade the streets in the middle of Tokyo. In 2015, the festival attracted attention by collaborating with a popular anime character.
Address Soto-Kanda 2-16-2, Chiyoda-City, Tokyo Metropolis
Inquiry kouhou@kandamyoujin.or.jp
Hours 24 hours
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Free for precincts
Access Approx. 5-minutes' walk from "Ochanomizu Station" of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line.
URL http://www.kandamyoujin.or.jp/

updated on Aug 31, 2017

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