How Many Shrines in Kōtō-ku? At least 66

September 26, 2018

​​According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 42 shrines registered with it in Kōtō-ku (Japanese).   I have come up with a number of 66: the difference stems from the large number of secondary in-ground shrines which are not registered with the Association. In the following table the names of the main (host) shrines are in bold characters, the names of the secondary shrines not. In all cases the addresses of the latter are identical to those of the former. 

Of the total 32 main shrines, 19 (59.4%) are Inari, as are 9 (26.5%)  of the 34 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 66 shrines in Kōtō-ku 28 (42.4%) are Inari, much higher the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There are just two Hachiman Jinja in the ward, both main shrines.

 

Links to shrines in the table:

16) Kameido Ten Jinja  31) Tomioka Hachiman-Gū

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