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Kanda Shrine

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: 2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda 101-0021 , Tokyo Prefecture
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Local shrine (with few tourists)

Easy to get to to and so enjoyable because there are very few tourists, mostly locals. Over the road opposite the main entrance is an old temple 'Yushima Seido' and garden with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GO if you are determined to see all the shrines and temples of Tokyo. This one is near Akihabara and up some stairs. MISS if you are all templed out as it is not more redeeming than the next one. TOP TIP - people bless their laptops and phones here although we didn't see any on our visit.

Thank mikeazzo
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to to and so enjoyable because there are very few tourists, mostly locals. Over the road opposite the main entrance is an old temple 'Yushima Seido' and garden with a statue of Confucius that is also worth stopping at, no tourists and few locals.

Thank HedgemeisterHK
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This shrine is famous for its Kanda Festival held very two years in mid-May. It is also popular among merchants, entrepreneurs, and techies from nearby Akihabara, Electronic City.

Thank warren D
Tokyo and California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

It's a nice and beautiful shrine and worth your time. The soba place right outside of the shrine is very good as well.

Thank Shibuyakko
Taipei, Taiwan
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went here as part of a walking tour. Unfortunately it was election time and one of the local candidates decided to visit at the same time we got there. Needless to say, there were TV/news camera crews all over the place because of that so it took a little away from the solemnity of a temple/shrine. I'm sure on any... More 

Thank arsenalfox2000
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This temple is very colorfull and the atmosphere is very nice. We had the chance to have a glance to a Shinto mass, and see the traditionnal clothes of the Shinto priest. A bit hard to find, but worth the trouble !

Thank Swannie74
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Due to its location is close to Akihabara, this shrine is famous for its relations to AKB48, Japanese girls pop group. 秋葉原からも御茶ノ水からも近く、新年はビジネスマンがこの一年間のビジネスの成功を祈りに来ます。 またAKB48が成人式の時に詣でるのも有名ですね。

Thank S T
Nasushiobara, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I visited this shrine shortly after New Years, when it was extremely crowded. Despite how busy it was the people working there were still extremely helpful. There are many different omamoris available here, including one to protect your computer and phone. The goshuin at this particular shrine also has a very unique and cute stamp, and is only 300 yen.

Thank sunballer
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Go there and pray, buy some amulets, and then head to the little booth beside which sells Love Live merchandise, which is exclusive to this shrine. For fans, you can purchase the wooden board and write down your wish, and hang it at the shrine.

Thank WeiyeeYeoh
Lindenhurst, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Beautiful. If you are in the area of Ueno or Akihabara def try to see this. Seeing this and experiencing the reverence and beauty is difficult to put into words. Loved our visit here.

Thank jenngypsy

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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.
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