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The oldest temple in Tokyo with the Kaminarimon as the symbolic gateway of the temple. Traditional events are held seasonally at the temple.
A historical place known as a shrine of happiness for family affairs, match-making for couples and success in business. This shrine is also famous for Kanda Matsuri, one of the 3 largest Shrine festivals in Japan.
Location: Kanda (Next to Akihabara)
A shirine established in the 9th Taisho Period (1920). It enshrines the Meiji Emperor and the Shoken Empress Dowager. A very popular shrine during the New Years celebrations of Hatsumoude 初詣 (the first shrine visit for praying for happiness at the beginning of a new year), having the largest number of visitors.
Location: Harajuku, Omotesando
This shrine was built for the memorial and reverence of people who died by war.
http://www.zojoji.or.jp/ (Japanese website)
Location: Shibakoen (close to Tokyo Tower)
http://www.nedujinja.or.jp/ (Japanese website)
http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp/ (Japanese website)
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