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3-15-20 Zoshigaya, Toshima 171-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3982-8347
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Wonderful Place of Tranquility

One of the astonishing things about Tokyo is the ability to find pockets of peace and tranquility... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
via mobile
Shrines that giving good luck to birth and childcare

This shrine has been believed that it might brings good luck for childbirth and childcare among... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3-15-20 Zoshigaya, Toshima 171-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3982-8347
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

One of the astonishing things about Tokyo is the ability to find pockets of peace and tranquility, where the chaotic pace of the city seems to disappear. One of these places is the Zoshigaya Kishimojindo temple. Kishimojin is the goddess of childbirth and childcare. The...More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This shrine has been believed that it might brings good luck for childbirth and childcare among Tokyo people for long years. A huge ginkgo tree is in the precincts. There are many Torii resting around the tree. The shrine was painted in various colors, and...More

Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Koshimojin is a local temple known for child birth and raising. They sell, among other amulets, horned owls made from grass. The story is, Once a girl, whose mother became sick, wanted to buy medication, but the family was too poor. She looked for medicinal...More

1  Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I walked to this shrine at around 7am thanks to jet lag. It was beautifully isolated and serene at that time of the day, and I was enchanted by the tranquility and the sound of a monk chanting as I strolled through the grounds. It's...More

1  Thank Stormfront
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Kishimojin is a nice, quiet shrine very close to Ikebukuro Station and Sunshine City, as well as all the major attractions of the area. The large ginkgo tree is probably my favorite part, as it looks very traditional and takes me into the mind of...More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Kishimojin Shrine is a small, but very old shrine hidden in a quiet residential area near Ikebukuro and Waseda. Architecturally, it is not the most magnificent structure, but there is a huge ginkyo tree in front of the shrine which is beautiful in autumn. The...More

3  Thank TokyoSean
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Just happened to be passing so managed 5 minutes to get a quick look, really pretty and not visited by a lot of tourists so relatively quiet - nice

5  Thank swift314
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I had an hour or so to kill in Ikebukuro the other day during my visit to Tokyo. I was just walking along in Ikebukuro when I saw a sign directed for this temple (it said 600 meters from Ikebukuro Station). I decided to have...More

2  Thank JimmySydney01
Reviewed 29 November 2014

This temple is worth a quick look if you're in the neighborhood. The bright orange pathway and lovely sculptures make it very beautiful. It is an active temple where many people came to pray. There were three monks there at the time of my visit....More

2  Thank Crocodee
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This temple dates from 1578 and is famous because visiting here is said to help conceive a child and then have a resulting easy child birth! Actually the temple is not so impressive, but it is worth the journey to incorporate what is round it....More

2  Thank elsiek
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and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and
gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at
the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a
landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium,
planetarium, theme park as well as an observation
platform. The popular name for the western side of
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