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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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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