Tsukiji Namiyoke Jinja Tsukiji Namiyoke Jinja

Enjoy the tranquility of Tsukiji Namiyoke Jinja


2019.08.28

NAVITIME TRAVEL EDITOR

Tsukiji Namiyoke Jinja

Another local religious landmark is the Tsukiji Namiyoke Jinja, a Shinto shrine whose name translates to “protection from waves”. It was established on reclaimed land following the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 and has become a guardian shrine for the Tsukiji marketplace and its vendors.

Legend says that when it was being built, rough waves prevented the ground from settling and it was only following prayers by the locals to the deity of Uganomitama-no-Mikoto that the sea eased up.

Wander through the courtyard that’s decorated with plaques and carvings that have been donated by various traders from the market while enjoying a respite from the bustling streets outside.

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