How Many Shrines in Toshima-ku? At least 41

December 13, 2018

​​According to The Association of Shintō Shrines there are 29 shrines registered with it in Toshima-ku (Japanese).   I have come up with a number of 41: 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 19 main shrines, 3 (15.8%) are Inari, as are 7 (31.8%)  of the 22 secondary shrines. Thus, of the total 41 shrines in Toshima-ku ?10 (24.4) are Inari, slightly higher the 23% nationwide figure implied in Kamata’s table. There is just one Hachiman Jinja in the ward, and two Hikawa.

Links to shrines in the table: 5) Hikawa Jinja,  9) Mitake Jinja

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