How Many Shrines in Shinagawa-ku? At least 77
September 22, 2018
Number of Shrines in Shinagawa-ku described on this site (12)
According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 50 shrines registered with it in Shinagawa-ku (Japanese). I have come up with a number of 77: 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 40 main shrines, 18 (45%) are Inari, as are 14 (37.8%) of the 37 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 77 shrines in Shinagawa-ku 32 (41.6%) are Inari, much higher the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There are eight Hachiman Jinja in the ward, five main, three in-ground.