Shinagawa Shrine

The Shinagawa Shrine is one of the most ornate shrines of Tokyo. Built in 1187, it sits atop a hill which was created by lava ashes from Mount Fuji. The torii (gate) of the other shrines of Tokyo are made of wood and have smooth surfaces, but the main gate at Shinagawa Shrine is made of stone and pillars with images of dragons.

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Near the entrance is Daikokuten, God of Wealth, Farmers, Agriculture, and Rice. He stands on bales of rice.

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After climbing the stairs, you will find the Honden main hall.

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Off to side of the main hall is a smaller shrine.

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