How Many Shrines in Shinagawa-ku? At least 77

September 22, 2018

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Number of Shrines in Shinagawa-ku described on this site (12)

Ebara Jinja

Hachiman Jinja (Samezu)

Irugi Jinja

Kagata Jinja

Kajiwara Inari Jinja

Kami-shinmei-tenso Jinja

Kifune Jinja

Koyama Hachiman Jinja

Sanya Hachiman Jinja

Shimo-shinmei-tenso Jinja

Shinagawa Jinja

Yoriki Jinja

 

 

 

 

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.

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