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Kanda Myojin

2-16-2 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture 101-0021 , Japan
+81 3-3254-0753
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Ranked #18 of 74 Attractions in Chiyoda
Type: Religious Sites
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Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
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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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Luebeck, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The shrine is part of the Tokyo Jissha (check wikipedia for that) and is really an eye catcher. It is in walking distace to Akihabara. The contrast cannot be greater. The shrine is in second row, so it is easy to overlook it. Visit there when the sun is shining. The vermillion colored building is literally glowing in the sun... More

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Minato-ku, Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Kanda Myojin Shrine is a very representative of urban shrines (with long urban histories) in Tokyo and Japan. While not as famous (or touristy) than Meiji Shrine, Asakusa Shrine/Temple or Yasakuni Shrine it is actually even more convenient (if you are staying near Tokyo Station) convenient to vist than any of them (a less than JPY 1,200 cab ride from... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Although this is one of the oldest, largest, blah blah shrines around, it is much calmer and more personal and less of a major touristic scene than, e.g. Sensō-ji in Asakusa. We go for New Year, as it is our local major shrine. Of course, Wikipedia has the scoop on the history etc. The dancing (shi shi mae) and drumming... More

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