Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Kanda Matsuri.

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Name Kanda Shrine
"神田明神(神田神社)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 16-2 Sotokanda 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都千代田区外神田2丁目16-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3254-0753

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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