Anamori Inari Shrine

Anamori Inari Shrine, Ota

Anamori Inari Shrine
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Hiroaki Kaneko
By Hiroaki Kaneko
The shrine closest to Haneda Airport with its distinctive bright red torii gate
Aug 2021
1km東に羽田空港があるにも関わらず、飛行機の騒音や振動はほとんど感じない、閑静な住宅地に静かに佇む神社です。現在の羽田空港に元々あった神社で、堤防に開く穴から入り込む水害より田畑を守るための神社として崇められてきました。『穴を守る』という名前から、江戸時代より遊女達の信仰を集めたともされています。 現在の位置に移築されたのは太平洋戦争後のことで、境内の建物は比較的新しいものです。南側の鳥居から境内に入ると、整然とした印象を受けますが、奥に行くと他の稲荷神社でも見られるような小さな鳥居や狐の像が雑多に並びます。境内の入り口と奥とで全く違う印象を受けるでしょう。境内には、『必勝』『出世』『繁栄』等様々なご利益にちなんだ小さな社がいくつも点在します。羽田空港が近くにあるからか『航空神社』という小さな社もあり、空の旅の安全のために祈願に訪れる人もいます。 空の玄関口に近いわりに休日でも訪れる人はそれ程多くないため、のんびりと境内散策するのにピッタリかもしれません。 The shrine enshrines quietly in a quiet residential area, where the noise and vibrations of airplanes are barely perceptible, despite the fact that Haneda Airport is 1km east. The shrine was originally located in what is now Haneda Airport, and was revered as a shrine to protect the fields from flooding caused by holes in the embankment. It is also said to have been worshipped by prostitutes since the Edo period because of its name, "protecting the hole". It was not until after the Pacific War that the shrine was moved to its current location, so the buildings on the grounds are relatively new. Entering the precincts from the south side of the shrine through the torii gate, you will get an orderly impression, but towards the back, you will see a miscellaneous array of small torii gates and fox statues that can be seen in other Inari shrines. You will get a completely different impression from the entrance and the back of the shrine. The shrine precincts are dotted with many small shrines that are dedicated to various benefits such as "victory," "success," "prosperity," and so on. Perhaps because Haneda Airport is nearby, there is also a small shrine called "Aviation Shrine" where people come to pray for the safety of air travel. Even though it's close to Haneda Airport, there are not that many visitors even on holidays, so it may be perfect for a leisurely stroll around the precincts.

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Neighborhood: Haneda / Kamata
Haneda / Kamata is known for its airport with many hotels popping up with the increase in international flights. It’s also an area that offers many shrines and temples with ancient origins including Anamori Inari Shrine or Ikegami Honmonji temple which is visited by more than 300,000 people in October's Buddhist Oeshiki festival. The area around Kamata station is lined with restaurants and is lively until late at night. In particular, it’s known for the large collection of tasty gyoza specialists.
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan2,163 contributions
The shrine closest to Haneda Airport with its distinctive bright red torii gate
Aug 2021
1km東に羽田空港があるにも関わらず、飛行機の騒音や振動はほとんど感じない、閑静な住宅地に静かに佇む神社です。現在の羽田空港に元々あった神社で、堤防に開く穴から入り込む水害より田畑を守るための神社として崇められてきました。『穴を守る』という名前から、江戸時代より遊女達の信仰を集めたともされています。
現在の位置に移築されたのは太平洋戦争後のことで、境内の建物は比較的新しいものです。南側の鳥居から境内に入ると、整然とした印象を受けますが、奥に行くと他の稲荷神社でも見られるような小さな鳥居や狐の像が雑多に並びます。境内の入り口と奥とで全く違う印象を受けるでしょう。境内には、『必勝』『出世』『繁栄』等様々なご利益にちなんだ小さな社がいくつも点在します。羽田空港が近くにあるからか『航空神社』という小さな社もあり、空の旅の安全のために祈願に訪れる人もいます。
空の玄関口に近いわりに休日でも訪れる人はそれ程多くないため、のんびりと境内散策するのにピッタリかもしれません。

The shrine enshrines quietly in a quiet residential area, where the noise and vibrations of airplanes are barely perceptible, despite the fact that Haneda Airport is 1km east. The shrine was originally located in what is now Haneda Airport, and was revered as a shrine to protect the fields from flooding caused by holes in the embankment. It is also said to have been worshipped by prostitutes since the Edo period because of its name, "protecting the hole".
It was not until after the Pacific War that the shrine was moved to its current location, so the buildings on the grounds are relatively new. Entering the precincts from the south side of the shrine through the torii gate, you will get an orderly impression, but towards the back, you will see a miscellaneous array of small torii gates and fox statues that can be seen in other Inari shrines. You will get a completely different impression from the entrance and the back of the shrine. The shrine precincts are dotted with many small shrines that are dedicated to various benefits such as "victory," "success," "prosperity," and so on. Perhaps because Haneda Airport is nearby, there is also a small shrine called "Aviation Shrine" where people come to pray for the safety of air travel.
Even though it's close to Haneda Airport, there are not that many visitors even on holidays, so it may be perfect for a leisurely stroll around the precincts.
Written August 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roger N
Western Norway, Norway32 contributions
A place you must go to visit
Feb 2021 • Solo
Wery nice Temple, easy to get to for all persons, a quiet place with very nice buildings Temple, fox, No english translation when I was there but If you Google the place you can read as you go If in town
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Written February 10, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,901 contributions
Wise little foxes
Oct 2018 • Couples
We were staying at the Keikyu EX Inn near Haneda Airport and decided to go for an after dinner stroll. Much to our surprise, we found a train station on the Kekyu Line less than a couple of hundred meters (yards) away hidden in a back street. The train station was the Anamori Inari Station. We also found a statue which we thought it was an odd looking dog. The statue was wearing a jacket and offerings had been left at the base of the statue. It turns out it was a fox,and that it was connected to the Anamori Inari Shrine, which has lots of fox statues. Foxes may be tricky, but the are also wise. They are not gods, but can intercede on behalf of the believer. In the old days, worshipers came here to pray for a good rice harvest but now people come to pray for just about anything. The foxes may be helpful, but they are not gods. Their status is approximately that of a saint.
Written October 7, 2018
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plunet
London1,519 contributions
Worth a few moments if staying at MyStays Haneda
Sep 2017 • Friends
We woke up early - due to jetlag - when staying at the MyStays Haneda. Early in the morning we ventured out wandering around the streets behind the hotel and found this shrine. Although it wasn't open at the very early hour we arrived it was nice enough to walk around for a few minutes. I'm sure during the day this is a very peaceful spot in the local area.
Written December 27, 2017
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Piotr M
Warsaw, Poland850 contributions
beautiful
Oct 2017 • Friends
this is a beautiful shrine to visit and take a walk to admire the architecture, usually there are no people, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet
Written November 6, 2017
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marinexbiologist
Maryland1,035 contributions
Drown in Culture
Sep 2017 • Solo
I loved my visit to this hidden gem. It is tucked away inside a quiet Japanese village and is not something that you would see walking around the city unless you deliberately came here.The location is very beautiful and it is a great way to get a sense of the local culture and beliefs.It is a little far from the heart of Tokyo so I would recommend coming here if you are near the Haneda Airport. I would also recommend taking a taxi here as navigating the Keikyū Line was a nightmare.
Written September 23, 2017
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Joy_Sinha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,388 contributions
Anamori Inari Shrine
Aug 2017 • Solo
Accessible from the Tenkubashi station or Anamori Inari station on the Keikyu Haneda line. The shrine is located in a neighborhood locality.
The shrine is modelled after Kyoto's Fushimi Inari shrine. The shrine has many torii - gates lined up in an array. There are many statues of fox. The shrine is dedicated towards the deity of rice cultivation.
Written August 17, 2017
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kimibar
California296 contributions
One of many fox shrines, but close to Haneda airport
Apr 2017 • Solo
The main shrine is usually closed, but numerous smaller side shrines have fox images, whole families of foxes, and all appear to be cared for and in use. One side shrine that sits within the (sacred?) rock is preceded by the familiar series of red gates. Worth a quick trip out from Haneda airport (two stops on the Keikyu line).
P.S. The fox is not the/a god, just an intercessor.
Written April 8, 2017
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Ana Z
Jakarta, Indonesia30 contributions
Quite and peaceful
Jan 2017 • Family
I don't think many peoples know this temple. It's located near my hotel. Mystays haneda. It's walking distance around 5mins. It's a small temple and peaceful. A lot of fox statue. I think it must be a temple for the fox deity. It has a small souvenir shop inside.
Written February 28, 2017
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Annakaisa
Helsinki, Finland576 contributions
Not too touristy
Aug 2016 • Solo
I love this shrine. It's not too touristic and it's very easy to find after landing in Anamori Inari station.
It's perfect place, too, if you have couple hours between the flights in Haneda.
Written August 14, 2016
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