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Kanda Myojin shrine

Kanda Myojin shrineKanda, Ochanomizu and Akihabara area map Kanda Myojin is a Shinto shrine located 0.4 km northeast of JR Ochanomizu station.

The formal name is "Kanda-jinja", and this is the head shrine of 108 towns such as Kanda, Akihabara, Nihonbashi, Marunouchi and Tsukiji.

It is said that it was built in 730 and there was the rice field for Ise-jingu shrine.
The main buildings were built in early 17th century, and it is said that it was very luxurious.

But it was destroyed by the fire just after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923.
The current buildings were rebuilt after that.
They are painted red, and have brilliant golden ornaments.

Since Edo period (17-19th centuries), the festivel of this shrine (Kanda Festival) held in May has been famous.

How to get to here

By JR

Get off at Ochanomizu station on Chuo and Sobu Lines.

By subway

  • Ochanomizu station (North of JR station) : Marunouchi Line.
  • Shin-Ochanomizu station (Near Nikorai-do) : Chiyoda Line.



Entrance of approach of Kanda Myojin
Main gate of Kanda Myojin
Main building of Kanda Myojin
Kanda Festival

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