Originally built in 730 AD, one of Tokyo’s most colorful Shinto shrines is Kanda Myojin, in the quiet Chiyoda neighborhood. We walked there from the nearby non-stop action part of town called “Electric City”, and it was quite a different atmosphere. It is still a very active religious center, and the temple was bustling with locals going in and out to complete prayer rituals at different stations throughout the large shrine complex. Kanda Myojin houses three major Shinto gods, two of which belong to the Seven Gods of Fortune, so it is a popular location for business people and entrepreneurs to pray for success and prosperity.
A visit to the shrine makes for a great photo collection:
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