Chingodo Shrine

Attraction Sensō-ji 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa Taito, Tokyo 111-0032 Japan Published on: 25-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
08:30 AM
10:00 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Family
Historic
Kids
Free
Architecture
Temple & Monument
0.00 USD

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Chingodo Shrine is a Shinto Shrine next to Dempoin Temple's pond, in the Asakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo.

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Why Chingodo Shrine is special ?

Chingodo Shrine is a Shinto Shrine next to Dempoin Temple's pond, in theAsakusa District of Taito Ward of Tokyo. Chingodo Shrine is dedicated to tanuki, the raccoon dog figure which is depicted in many traditional Japanese stories and myths. If you have chance to be Asakusa, don't miss this shrine.


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What to explore at Chingodo Shrine?

Chingodo Shrine is dedicated to tanuki, the raccoon dog figure which is depicted in many traditional Japanese stories and myths. The Shrine is also famous for its Dragon purifying water fountain at the Chingodo Shrine. On the right side of the shrine, after passing the gate, you will see a mound named Hoken-zuka, which was built by male geisha, whose job it was to attend and warm up the parties of geishas and guests held in the Yoshiwara red-light district. You also can reach the Denpoin garden from here.

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Selling points

  • Traditional Japanese stories and myths.
  • A small and peaceful temple
  • Racoon-like folkloric characters
  • Peaceful atmostphere
  • Nice view over the garden
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
1,379.63 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
28 places

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Sensō-ji 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa Taito, Tokyo 111-0032 Japan

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  • You should bring a camera with you to take photos
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  • Don't forget to pay attention to your kids so that they can not run around and pump into someone.
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  • It is just five minutes walk from Asakusa Station.
    Location
  • You must not eat, drink or smoke in the Shrine. You should not make noise
    Rule
  • On the right side of the shrine, after passing the gate, you will see a mound named Hoken-zuka, which was built by male geisha.
    Things nearby
  • You also can reach the Denpoin garden from this place.
    Things nearby

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According to an article, the shrines was built to stop the escapades of raccoon dogs which had started to bewitch the people of Asakusa by day and night after they had come to the area from the mountains in Ueno but were able to find a place to settle. On the right side of the shrine, after passing the gate, you will see a mound named Hoken-zuka, which was built by male geisha, whose job it was to attend and warm up the parties of geishas and guests held in the Yoshiwara red-light district. You also can reach the Denpoin garden from here.

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