Not to be confused with the shrine of the same name to the north of Asakusa in Iriya, Taito-ward, Ōtori Shrine is the venue for an annual festival in September.

Meguro Ōtori Shrine main torii gate | Photo by Gregory Lane

The shrine is said to be the oldest in the Meguro area. There are celebrations throughout the year for auspicious occasions such as New Year, the 7-5-3 festival (shichigōsan), and Tori-no-ichi markets in November. The annual shrine festival takes place in September each year.

The grounds of Ōtori Shrine in Meguro. | Photo by Gregory Lane

Although compact in size, the shrine is a pleasant refuge from the busy streets that surround it.

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