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Kanda Myojin

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

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Awesome Japanese Wierdness

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Mill Valley, California
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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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Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I went there to see drum performances, about all there is to see at the mini spring festival in even-numbered years. Now in odd-numbered years, they pull out all the stops, making the festival one of Tokyo's Big Three.

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La Mesa, CA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

First, like almost all Shinto Shrines in Tokyo Kanda Myojin dates back centuries, however also like most it was burned during the war and the present shrine in a concrete reconstruction. Never the less it is worth visiting. In the spring there is a major festival held at the shrine with omikoshi, (portable shrines) paraded through the thronged streets. It... More 

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Nishitokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's one of the famous shrine in down town tokyo, has a long history with its origin. But it's not far from Tokyo, Ueno stations and you could taste sweet rice drink that Amazake. It's one of the summer drink also fine for winter season in hot.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We found this temple quite hard to find, as it's tucked away off of a main road about 5 minutes walk from Suehirocho station. The shrine is really pretty & there are lots of lanterns around the shrine, as well as a resident donkey. Worth hunting around for.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Although I've always passed by the shrine on the first day, my friend Takashi, brought me to visit the shrine on the second day. It was a breath of fresh air, something different as compared to other shrines like the Meiji Shrine, Sensoji Shrine etc. Less tourist, so you can have more time to indulge in the venue.

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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.