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Why Shinagawa Shrine is special ?
Close to the northern exit of Shinbanba Station is Shinagawa Shrine, built in 1187 as a part-time residence to the god Amanohiranomenomikoto. It is also one of the Tokyo-jissha (ten shrines of Tokyo), designated by Emperor Meiji as a place of worship to pray for the nation’s prosperity. Thus, it is a part of several different types of pilgrimages. While containing many of the usual sights at a typical Japanese shrine, there is also a smaller Ana Inari Shrine to wash your money for good luck, which, according to an elderly woman I met there, one usually has to go to Kamakura to do.
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What to explore at Shinagawa Shrine?
The main event of the festival of both Shinagawa Shrines and Ebara Shrines comes on the 10th. Shinagawa Shrine: Mikoshi (a portable shrine) parades continually in the neighborhood of the Shrine from 8 am to 7:30 pm. Ebara Shrine: Mikoshi on the boat escorted by a little fleet of boats departs from the Shrine at around 10:30 am to set out for a cruise down the Meguro River and out to Tokyo Bay and Odaiba Kaihin Koen (park). The Mikoshi is carried in the sea until 12 noon, and then eventually returns to the Shrine at 12:30 pm.
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How to get to Shinagawa Shrine?
By car:Located just before the Kitashinagawa 3 chome Intersection (on your left hand when you're going uptown) on Dai-ichi Keihin (Route 15).
By train:1 minute walk from Keikyu Shin-baba Station north exit.
- A place to pray for the nation’s prosperity
- A part of different types of pilgrimages
- A small island of peace
- For a fresh break
- A typical Japanese shrine
3-7-15 Kitashinagawa Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0001
Tips for you
There are a lot of stairs, but the reward is amazing. The view from the top and the beauty of the temple structures is well worth the hike. I went with my kids (10 and 14) and we raced up the last bit. I needed a little workout after all the food I'd been eating. We watched a bullet train in the distance and looked out at all the places we had visited during our trip. There is just a vibe to this place that I can't even explain. Quiet and peaceful. Powerful and amazing. You can really feel the old Japanese culture. The ponds, structures, vegetation, and view just speak to your heart. This is a must do. If you can handle the hike.