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Kanda Myojin

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Address: 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 , Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3254-0753

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Nice contrast between old and modern

A nice shrine just a short walking distance from Akihabara. I think the cool thing is the contrast between Akibas neon lights and the shrines traditional atmosphere. People also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A nice shrine just a short walking distance from Akihabara. I think the cool thing is the contrast between Akibas neon lights and the shrines traditional atmosphere. People also draw anime and manga characters on the emas here, maybe because the shrine is so close to Akihabara. Kanda shrine was also shown in the anime Love Live and some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unlike some of the other shrines, either left on their own, or surrounded by older areas, Kanda Shrine has it's own community built around it. There is even a parking lot nearby, good or bad as that might be. The entrance from Hongo Dori, with the green copper gate, is at the base of the small hill leading up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Shrine is very close to the main part of Akihabara's electronic district (of anime and technology) and locals frequently stopped to pray as they walked through the neighborhood. From the main street, the shrine's main entrance is a rare green copper torii tucked tightly between neighboring buildings. As we approaches (up the gentle slope) we see the two-storey main... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

No difference with other shrine. The unique thing is that it has prayer board, where people will draw cartoons or cute stuff and place it on the wall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a beautiful (yet simple) temple, located in the northern part of Tokyo, close to the Akihabara‬ station. There are several ways to reach the temple, most of which include a steep climb, so be ready for that. Once you're there, however, the temple provides numerous photo-ops, especially during colorful wedding ceremonies, which often take place there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Shrine is only three blocks away from the main part of Akihabara's electronic district. The Shrine itself is nothing special from an architecture point of view, but they sell charms to ward off evil spirits from your computer. If you're lucky, you'll come on the day that the priests bless laptops The whole family got charms for their various... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We enjoyed visiting this colorful Shinto shrine, where locals stopped to pray as they walked through the neighborhood. Standing in the courtyard, we enjoyed the quiet time, a respite from our touring. As we left, we strolled straight down the small shopping street and wandered into the Otsu Coffee and Tea Shop. This "cafe" serves teas and coffees in stylish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We visited for Shichi-Go-San on a recommendation from Shibuyakko. (Thank you!) Kanda Myojin was perfect for that. Loads of dressed up children and their proud parents and grandparents were everywhere having their photos taken by family members and professionals. A horse appeared near the small stage on the side of the courtyard and then was soon gone. A Lion Dance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you’re spending the better part of a day, or even the whole day, in Akihabara, walk just a couple of blocks to the west and discover this place. Kanda Shrine is situated uphill from all the action down in Akiba itself, but I like how this change in elevation adds to a sense of secluded tranquility. The red-and-white colours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I was strolling around Akihabara then looked "what is near me" and this popped up. Short walk from Akihabara station to here and very quiet place at Saturday noon. Behind it is small park where one can enjoy some quiet and snacks :-)

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Address: 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3254-0753
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chiyoda>  > Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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