Kanda Myojin Shrine

Kanda Myojin Shrine © T.Sasaki

About the Kanda Myojin Shrine

The Kanda Myojin Shrine is located in Chiyoda Ward. It has a very long history dating back from around the year 730. There are various deities enshrined here: In the Ichinomiya there is Oonamuchi-no-mikoto, in the Ninomiya there is Sukuna-hikona-no-mikoto, and in the Sannomiya is the Taira-no-masakado-no-mikoto.

Shrine visits and the museum

Kanda Myojin shrine’s Ninomiya is dedicated to Sukuna-hikona-no-mikoto who is known as a god of prosperous business, well-being, and good fortune. For this reason, many merchants and businesses come here to pray. Prayers to ward off evil are also done here so it may be a nice idea to come visit. In addition to the Ichinomiya, Ninomiya, and Sannomiya on the shrine grounds there is also a museum. This is a 3 floor museum that shows off many exhibits regarding Kanda. On the second floor there is documentation regarding the Kanda Matsuri that is held at Kanda Myojin every year in May. On the third floor are sacred treasures that have been given to Kanda Myojin. If you visit the Kanda Myojin you will definitely come to appreciate the atmosphere of the city named Kanda.


By public transit, take the JR Higashi Nihon Chuo Line to Ochanomizu Station (御茶ノ水駅) and walk 5 minutes from there. By car, take the Inner Circular Route to Kanda Bridge IC (神田橋IC) and drive 5 minutes from there. Paid parking is available.

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Description: Kanda Myojin Shrine

Sights Kanda Myojin Shrine (神田明神)
Address 2 Chome-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3254-0753 / Fax: 03-3255-8875
Duration 1Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Kanda Myojin Shrine