Located in Nihonbashikakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Suitengu Shrine is nationally known as a shrine for safe delivery and childbirth. It was divided from Suitengu Shrine in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, to this location in 1871 in the 5ifth year of Meiji.

The shrine enshrines Benzaiten, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune of Nihonbashi.

The deities enshrined at the shrine are Amenominakanushi no Okami, Emperor Antoku, Kenreimonin, and Niino-Ama.

The deity’s virtues include prayers for easy delivery, childbirth, prosperity of offspring, safety of the family, conjugal bliss, prosperity of business, and achievement of academic and artistic success.

During Hatsumode (New Year’s visit), the shrine is crowded with many families, including married couples, and with worshippers who make the Nihonbashi Shichifukujin Meguri (Seven Gods of Good Fortune) pilgrimage.

From the nearest station, Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line is a 0-minute walk away. From Ningyocho Subway Station, it is about a 5-minute walk.

Parking space for about 40 cars is available, but it gets quite crowded during Hatsumode, so it is better to use public transportation.

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Park Name Suitengu
Park Address 2-4-1 Nihonbashigakaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Access (by train)
  • Subway Shinjuku Line Hamacho station about 0.1 km
  • Subway Hibiya Line/Asakusa Line Ningyocho station about 0.6 km
  • Subway Hanzomon Line Suitengu station about 0.7 km
Access (by car)

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