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Kanda Myojin Shrine

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Kanda Myojin Shrine was founded in 730, and has held a special presence in Edo-Tokyo for almost 1,300 years. During the Edo Period (1603-1868), this shrine was said to guard and protect the whole of Edo (the former name for Tokyo), from the Shogun to the common people, as the local deity of the city. Even today, this deity is familiar as the guardian of prosperity within the family, marriage, and business, and protection against evil. The 108 towns of Tokyo that make up the shrine's parishioners are those steeped in the lifestyles and culture of Edo and Tokyo. "Myojin-sama" is said to continue to watch over these towns, which blend tradition and creation, and the shrine grounds are always bustling with visitors who revere and admire Myojin-sama.

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Street address

2-16-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


  • A 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Ochanomizu Station Exit 1
    A 7-minute walk from Keihin Tohoku Line/Yamanote Line Akihabara Station Electric Town Exit

Opening Hours

Prayers available: 9:00-16:00
Omamori (charms) available: 9:00-19:00 (subject to change)




Best season

All year


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