Located just 5 minutes walk from Akihabara station in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Kanda Myojin Shrine has a history of more than 1,300 years as the chief Shinto shrine of Edo since the Edo period (1603-1868).
Today, it still protects the people of Tokyo as the chief deity of 108 towns including Kanda, Nihonbashi, Akihabara, and Otemachi.
The official name of the shrine is Kanda Shrine and the deities enshrined at the shrine are Ohonamuchi no Mikoto, Sunahikona no Mikoto, and Taira no Masakado no Mikoto. The deity is believed to be a god of marriage, prosperity in business, and protection from disasters and evil.
During the New Year’s visit to the shrine, a New Year’s Day ceremony is held, with sake barrels and rice cakes being served to worshipers. About 300,000 people visit the shrine.
From the JR Ochanomizu station, it is about a 5-minute walk, and from JR Akihabara station, it is about a 7-minute walk. By subway, it is about a 5-minute walk from Ochanomizu, Shin-Ochanomizu, and Suehirocho stations. Parking is available for only a few cars, so we recommend that you use public transportation or pay parking in the vicinity.
|Park Name||Kanda Myojin
|Park Address||2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
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|Kanda Myojin Shrine||Zuijinmon Gate of Kanda Myojin||Torii gate of Kanda Myojin|
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