Open Hours: 9am-4pm daily (shrine); 24 hours daily (grounds).
Before the decision by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 17th century to move Kanda Myojin to its present location, the original ... More
Kanda Myojin Shrine
Before the decision by Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in the 17th century to move Kanda Myojin to its present location, the original shrine in Otemachi, where the body of the popular 10th century rebel leader Taira no Masakado rests, dates back to 730 A.D. The shrine, itself is an aesthetic disappointment, but is the starting point of the well-loved Kanda Festival held in mid-May every two years.
You only reach this shrine after climbing up 200 stone steps; so bring some walking shoes. The patron god of
the shrine is protectorate of Nagasaki Prefecture and its seas. Thousands of area residents visit it every year to ...
Judo, if you have not seen it in the Olympics, relies mostly on throws and holds as opposed to the
blows of karate. Kodokan, a large judo practice hall, houses the All Japan Judo Federation, which is in charge ...
This perfect example of Shinto architecture muted colors and spare lines was opened in 1920 to commemorate the death of
Emperor Meiji in 1912. Surrounded by 72 hectares (178 acres) of shady trees and the various Japanese flora of ...