Torigoe Shrine is famous for Tondoyaki and other traditional Japanese festivals. Tondoyaki is a traditional Japanese event to send the God of the New Year (Toshigami).
When Minamoto no Yoshiie went to Oshu, he couldn’t advance his army because of the inlet. The Name “ToriKoe” was given because a bird past overhead and showed him the ford.
The shrine is most often called Torikoe Shrine, while the area is known as Torikoe.
In Japanese “Tori” means bird, and Koe means “voice”.
The shrine is located in Torigoe, Taito Ward, just north of the Asakusabashi 3-chome intersection on Kuramae-bashi Street, and is known for the annual Tondoyaki (burning of the tondo) festival held on January 8.
The deities enshrined at the shrine are Yamatotakeru no Mikoto, Amenokoyane no Mikoto, and Ieyasu Tokugawa.
The deity’s divine virtues include national peace, peace and tranquility, good health, and improvement in writing.
During Hatsumode (first-come, first-served basis), ginkgo nuts for longevity, sacred sake, sweet sake, etc. are served, and various fun events are held, such as a raffle for the Torigoe Festival calendar.
About 10,000 visitors are said to come to the shrine.
It is about a 5-minute walk from Kuramae Subway Station, and an 8-minute walk from Asakusabashi JR Station. No parking is available, so we recommend that you use public transportation or pay parking in the vicinity.
Torigoe Shrine Information
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|Address||2-4-1 Torikoe, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
How To Get To Torigoe Shrine
8 minutes walk from Asakusabashi station on Sobu line
5 minutes walk from Kuramae station of Toei Asakusa line andOedo line.