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Tsukiji Namiyoke Jinja shrine波除稲荷神社


According to legend, long ago when the Tsukiji area was all ocean, efforts were being made to reclaim the land, but it was extremely difficult. Then, a sacred object shining with light was spotted floating on the ocean, and it was known that it was inhabited by the spirit of Inari Okami, the fox god. This Shinto shrine was built to house that sacred object, and after it was completed the construction work proceeded apace and the land was reclaimed from the sea. Today, it is said the shrine still provides protection from disasters and dangerous waves. The current main shrine building was the last to be constructed in eastern Japan in the pre-war period.

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place Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 6-20-37
phone 0335418451

Review of Namiyoke Inari Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/09/22 Small shrine next to tsukiji market
Was walking around and exploring tsukiji market when i saw this shine. Small hidden gem in this area. Not much to see here as it is a small shrine. Take a few pictures and left within 5 mins visit in...
Reviewed:2018/06/29 Average experience really
Namiyoke Inari Shrine is a small Shinto shrine located next to the Tsukiji Fish Market. The shrine was founded in 1659 however the lands were reclaimed by the sea and none of the original complex...
Reviewed:2018/05/13 Unofficial guardian shrine of Tsujiki market and workers
This small shrine sits at the end of one of the enclosed vendor malls and so it is easily spared a couple of minutes of exploration from your day in the market. It's typically quiet and so provides a...



Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 6-20-37 [map]



Freedom of worship
[Door of Main Hall/Office] 9:00-17:00
Grounds Freedom
Precincts freedom

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