Nearest station

Ikuta

 Odakyu Odawara Line

Kanagawa-ken, Kawasaki-shi, Tama-ku, Mita 1-2-10

神奈川県川崎市多摩区三田1-2-10

五反田神社

  Gotanda  Jinja

Home page: none

September 20,  2019

History

The little information available on this shrine comes from a notice board in the shrine grounds. When it was founded is unclear, but it is said to date to the Kamakura period when it was known as Sannō-sha (山王社) and was the main shrine for the Kami-sugao (上菅生), Shimo-sugao (下菅生), and Gotanda (五段田) villages. During the Edo Period there were some political struggles and the shrine found its parish cut to just Kami-sugao. In March 1868 Susano-o was recognized as its main kami and its name changed to Yakumo Jinja. In 1926 it was moved to its present location following the opening of the Odakyu

Enshrined Kami:  

Main

(Note: numbers in parentheses after kami names

refer to position in How Many Kami table)

Yamato Takeru-no-Mikoto 186E   日本武尊

Susano-o-no mikoto (57)            素盞嗚尊

 

From Merged Shrines

None

In-ground Shrines:

Musashi Mitake Jinja            武蔵御嶽神社

 

​Annual Festival:    September 18

Line. In December 1957 the shrine was renovated,  and in October 1959 it was merged with a Sugiyama-sha and the current name adopted.  

Description

Two-three  minutes on foot from Ikuta Station.  Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this shrine is the set of steep stairs leading up to it and the way the in-ground  Musashi Mitake Jinja  is situated at the top.

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Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
Gotanda Jinja  五反田神社
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© Rod Lucas 2016-2019

All text and photos by Lucas unless otherwise stated