The One about Akiba Jinja

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Omotesando is best known for an area lined with trees and luxury shops but near Omotesando crossing is a small shrine (jinja) that is not hard to miss.

Known as Akibajinja (note that the shrine is not located in Akihabara), the history of this small shrine was that back in 1824, after Kinokuniya Bunzaemon was interred in Fukukawa, according to his request, the Akibajinja was moved to its current location.

The shrine is one of the few small shrines in the area and never is crowded.  So, if you are roaming around Omotesando and want to get a few photo opportunities at a small shrine, you can find it at: 3-5 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan.

There is another small shrine in the area known as Omatsu Inari Shrine which enshrines the diety Ukanomitama, a fox.



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Dennis A. Amith