How Many Shrines in Meguro-ku-ku? At least 21
August 30, 2018
Number of Shrines in Meguro-ku described on this site (3)
According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 23 shrines registered with it in Meguro-ku (Japanese). I have come up with a number of 21: the difference stems from some double counting by 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 13 main shrines, 3 (23.1%) are Inari, as are 6 (75%) of the 8 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 21 shrines in Meguro-ku 9 (42.9%) are Inari, much higher the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There are two Hachiman Jinja and the same number of Hikawa Jinja in the ward.