There are countless temples and shrines all over Japan. So what do you do at a temple or a shrine? In either case, there are proper ways to visit. This time, we went the popular Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo, and created a video to show you how to visit a shrine step by step. We hope that – with a deeper understanding of this part of Japanese culture – you will have an even greater time in Japan! Enjoy!
“Kanda Myojin Shrine” is a shrine with a history of about 1,300 years. This shrine respects traditions, but also collaborates with anime and video games! You will see various items such as amulets and ema wish plates with cute designs. Also, the shrine regularly holds unique exhibition events and successfully manages to blend tradition and innovation.
Of course, anyone can visit, so please check out this video and try to visit the shrine Japanese-style!
If you want to know more about the shrine and Shintoism, you should check out the tour “Discovering Shinto at Kanda Myojin” which is also held in English! (linked below)
A real shrine maiden will be your teacher. and lead you through every step. This trip is perfect for everyone who wants to get an insight in Japanse culture and religion as well as to make a special memory during their Japan trip. An experience you cannot make elsewhere.
Discovering Shinto at Kanda Myoujin Tour
Kanda Myoujin Shrine
2-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/x5jVaeTANER4UCAK6
Nearest station: Ochanomizu Station, Shin-Ochanomizu Station, Akihabara Station, Suehirocho Station