The shrine is located in Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, a few hundred meters east of Shiba Park and Zojoji Temple, and has a history of more than 1000 years, founded in 1005 during the Heian period.
It is also well known for its annual festival, Dara-Dara-Matsuri, also known as the Ginger Festival. The deities enshrined at the shrine are Amaterasu Omikami (Sun Goddess) and Toyoke Omikami (Great Goddess of Toyoke).
The deity’s virtues include prayers for the information and telecommunications industry, construction safety, match-making, good fortune, family safety, prosperous business, and the repelling of evil spirits, all of which are unique to Minato Ward.
The New Year’s Day Festival is held on the first day of the New Year, and on the 2nd and 3rd of each year, a New Year’s Yose (New Year’s performance) is held, where visitors can enjoy a good laugh on the first day of the New Year.
The temple is a one-minute walk from Daimon Station on the Toei Subway Line, and a one-minute walk from the North Exit of Hamamatsucho Station on the JR Line. It is also a 5-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Hamamatsucho Station.
There are about 20 parking spaces available, but during the New Year’s holiday, it is best to use public transportation or pay parking nearby.
|Park Name||Shiba Daijingu Shrine|
|Park Address||1-12-7 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Access (by train)||
Image Credit: Tokyo Navi via tokyo-park.net archive