Located in Hyakunin-cho, Shinjuku-ku, just west of Shin-Okubo Station on the JR Yamanote Line, Kaichū Inari Shrine is known for its association with the Teppo-gumi Hyakunin-tai, which was formed to protect the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Edo period.

The deities enshrined at the shrine are Ugamitama no Okami, Izanagi no Okami, Izanami no Okami, Suwa no Okami, and Yamatotakeru. The deity’s divine virtues are to improve one’s luck in winning, to invite good luck, to pray for success in school, and to improve one’s financial fortune.

On New Year’s holidays, Kaichū Inari Shrine is crowded with worshippers praying for lottery tickets. Amazake (sweet sake) is offered to visitors.

The nearest station is a one-minute walk from JR Shin-Okubo Station and a two-minute walk from JR Okubo Station.

There is no parking lot, but it is convenient to use public transportation as it is very close to the JR station.

Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive

Park Name

Kaichū Inari Shrine

Park Address 1-11-16 Hyakunincho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • JR Chuo Main Line Okubo station about 0.4 km
  • JR Yamanote Line Shin-Okubo station about 0.2 km
  • Seibu Shinjuku Line Seibu-Shinjuku station about 0.7 km
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Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive

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