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.

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

Park Name Kanda Myojin
神田明神
Park Address 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • Subway Marunouchi Line Ochanomizu station about 0.6km
  • Subway Ginza Line Suehiro station about 0.6 km
  • Subway Chiyoda Line Shin-ochanomizu station about 0.7 km
  • Subway Hibiya Line Akihabara station about 0.9 km
  • JR Chuo Main Line/Sobu Line Shin-ochanomizu station about 0.6 km
  • JR Keihin Tohoku Line/Yamate Line Akihabara station about 0.8 km
Access (by car)
  • Kandabashi Exit, Metropolitan Expressway Inner Circular Route, about 1.8 km
  • Ueno Exit, Metropolitan Expressway Route 1 Ueno Line About 1.7 km
Remarks
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Kanda Myojin Shrine Zuijinmon Gate of Kanda Myojin Torii gate of Kanda Myojin

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

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