Shinagawa Shrine

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Area: Shinagawa
Address: 3-7-15 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0001 [map]
Phone: 03-3474-5575 03-3474-5575
Access: 458 m from Kita-shinagawa Station Keikyū Main Line (KK2)
1.0 km from Tennōzu-isle Station Tokyo Monorail (MO0)JR Rinkai Line (R5)
1.0 km from Ōsaki Station Yamanote Line (JY24)JR Rinkai Line (R8)

Perched on top of a small hill, Shinagawa Shrine is one of the Ten Shrines of Tokyo and was designated as a place of worship for the country’s prosperity by Emperor Meiji. It is fairly regular as shrines go, but has unusual dragon carvings on the main tori gate. It has a small Mt. Fuji replica and it is believed that prior to his victory at Sekigahara , Ieyasu Tokugawa prayed here. In September the Shinagawa Shukuba festival takes place, with a Mikoshi being carried from the shrine, through the streets and back along with a parade of oiran in the evening. It is believed that a small fint in the Shrine can be used for washing money, similar to the practices in Kamakura.