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Kanda Myojin

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 , Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3254-0753
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行ってみたい下町の典型的な神社 Typical Japanese Shrine in down town worth to visit

神田は典型的な下町、神田明神は典型的な庶民の神社。良い神社が良い場所にあり、ささやかなお願いをするのにもっとも適した神社では? Kanda is typical downtown of Tokyo, Kanda-Myojin Shrine is typical Japanese Shrine for downtown people. Probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Beautiful. Best advice, pick your top choice of places to visit on a particular day and get there very early. You can move about without crowds and its quiet and lovely

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

神田は典型的な下町、神田明神は典型的な庶民の神社。良い神社が良い場所にあり、ささやかなお願いをするのにもっとも適した神社では? Kanda is typical downtown of Tokyo, Kanda-Myojin Shrine is typical Japanese Shrine for downtown people. Probably most suitable shrine who just wish small happiness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This shrine has one of the longest history in Tokyo. I heard it's more than thousand years. We can see traditional red constructions with modern back ground including Tokyo Sky Tree. I believe you can take nice pictures with in this situation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stumbled upon this shrine while exploring Akihabara. It was very serene and peaceful unlike the hustle and bustle of Akihabara which is just a short walk away. The steep stairway down the east side of the shrine was also a treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful japanese temple, quite off the road, but worth moving to see it. There are little drawers with a small paper. You choose a drawer and read the piece of paper, where you will see your luck. If it says you will have bad luck, then you must knut your paper in a kind of metal lattice so the winds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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