• Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社)

    love and a good luck shrine for marriage!!

Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) is a very popular Shinto shrine in a 20-minute walk from Asakusa.
Imado jinja is famous as love and a good luck sacred place for marriage. And it is a shrine to meet lots of "Maneki Neko (招き猫 / Beckoning cat)" !

Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社)

There is Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) in the place about 20 minutes on foot from Asakusa Station.

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) torii

From "Matsuchiyama Syouden (待乳山聖天)" you will arrive in about 5 minutes on foot.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) torii

The entrance is the same as a common Shinto shrine.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) torii

Before the torii, there is a sign of "Maneki Neko (招き猫 / Beckoning cat)" symbol of Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社).

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) torii

The first thing you can see through the torii (鳥居) is the big ginkgo tree with huge Ema (絵馬).

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) ema

The picture of the ema is also "Maneki Neko (招き猫)".

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) ema

These are few part of many 'Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社)' photos.

When the wish of love comes true, it is the rule to dedicate "thank you ema (絵馬)" again.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) ema

So, this shrine has a lot of ema.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) ema

This is a state where there are Very many Ema.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) ema

This state is the proof that the wish of love was fulfilled.

This Shrine is the birthplace of the "Maneki Neko (招き猫)". However, there is also a stone statue of a dog for some reason...

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社)

On the pedestal of the stone statue is written "Welcome everyone to Oku Asakusa".

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社)

Temizuya (手水舎 / Hand-wash Place).

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) 手水舎

Manner of Temizuya (手水舎)

* In this process, carried out with one dipper-full of water!!

  1. Put water in "Ladle" which is placed in the Temizuya.
  2. Holding Ladle in your right hand, wash your left hand.
  3. next, wash your right hand.
  4. Put water in the left hand and move to mouth, wash the mouth.
  5. Hold the Ladle vertically so remaining water runs down and clean the handle.

This is a general usage Manner.

Regular Komainu (狛犬 / shrine's lion dogs).

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) 狛犬

Shaden (社殿) was rebuilt in 1971.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) 社殿

On a holiday, a lot of woman worshipers come from the morning.

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) 夫婦招き猫

In the Shaden (社殿), there is the big "place of fortune cat(manekineko) of the couple".

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) 夫婦招き猫

Fukurokujyu (福禄寿 / God of Happiness), and Maneki Neko (招き猫 / Beckoning cat).

Asakusa : Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社) 招き猫

The photograph was taken from 2014 to 2016.

It is famous as "a popular shrine where the queue is possible", but going in the morning, you will be able to pray silently and slowly.

In the precincts ...
lots of cat goods!

[ASAKUSA] Imado jinja Shrine (今戸神社)

  • Address : 1-5-22 Imado, Taito-ku Tokyo
  • Phone : 03-3872-270
  • Time : 9:00am - 17:00pm
  • Admission fee : Free
  • Access : [Subway] Ginza-Line, Asakusa-Line "Asakusa" Station. 20-minute walk.

English on this page is translated from Japanese to English using the Google translation site. Sorry if there are sentences that are difficult to read.

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