The One about Kaichu Inari Jinja (Kaichu Inari Shrine)

Located in Shinjuku and not far from the JR Shin-Okubo Station is Kaichu Inari Jinja (Kaichu Inari Shrine). According to the Shinjuku Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Kaichu Inari Jinja was established back in 1553, Kaichu Inari became the local deity of Okubo. During Kanei era (1624-1644), the government ordered “Teppougumihyakunintai (a group of a hundred soldiers with a gun)” to stay near the shrine. They called “Kaichu” “Minaataru (everyone […]