Kanda Myōjin (Kanda Shrine)

Shinto Shrine in Kōrakuen & Akihabara

Tracing its history back to AD 730, this splendid Shintō shrine boasts vermilion-lacquered halls surrounding a stately courtyard, where you'll also find the pet pony Akari. Its present location dates from 1616 and the kami (gods) enshrined here are said to bring luck in business and in finding a spouse. There are also plenty of anime characters, since this is Akiba's local shrine.

In mid-May on odd-numbered years, the shrine hosts the Kanda Matsuri, one of Tokyo's top three festivals.


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