The Ten Tōkyō Shrines  東京十社

February 9, 2020

In 1868, when Edo was officially renamed Tōkyō,  imperial envoys were sent to what were regarded as the twelve most highly regarded shrines in the new capital to make special offerings to the kami enshrined therein, thus conferring on these shrines a high status. These twelve shrines were designated the Junchoku Saisha For ten of the twelve shrines this status was reconfirmed in 1975 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of the Showa Emperor.

The Ten Shrines are:

Nezu Jinja                                Bunkyō-ku, Nezu 1-28-9                         根津神社       文京区根津1-28-9

Hakusan Jinja                        Bunkyō-ku, Hakusan 5-31-26                 白山神社       文京区白山5-31-26            

Kanda Jinja                             Chiyoda-ku, Sotokanda 2-16-2               神田神社      千代田区外神田 2-16-2

Hie Jinja                                  Chiyoda-ku, Nagata-chō 2-10-5              日枝神社      千代田区永田町 2-10-5

Oji Jinja                                    Kita-ku, Oji Hon-chō 1-1−12                   王子神社      北区王子本町1-1−12 

Kameido Ten Jinja                Kōtō-ku, Kameido 3-6-1                           亀戸天神社  江東区亀戸3-6-1

Tomioka Hachiman Gū       Kōtō-ku, Tomioka15-20-3                       富岡八幡宮   江東区富岡15-20-3

Hikawa Jinja                           Minato-ku, Akasaka 6-10-12                  氷川神社       港区赤坂6-10-12

Shiba Daijingū                        Minato-ku, Shibadaimon 15-12-7         芝大神宮      港区芝大門 15-12-7

Shinagawa Jinja                    Shinagawa-ku. Kitashinagawa 3-7-15   品川神社       品川区北品川3-7-15

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