A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

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Take in history and chance atChuo's temples and shrines

Tsukiji-hongwanji Temple

  • Tsukiji-hongwanji Temple
  • The temple was built based on India's ancient Buddhist architecture. This temple for Jodoshinshu sect is also known for its beautiful interior, with stained glass and a pipe organ in the main hall, and statues of cows, horses, and other animals throughout.

Koami-jinja Shrine

  • Koami-jinja Shrine
  • This shrine is dedicated to a god of good luck that expels evil spirits. You'll also find the "zeni-arai no i", a small well on the shrine grounds that brings prosperity to those who put coins washed with its water in their wallet. Hosts a statue of Fukurokuju, one of Nihonbashi's Seven Gods of Fortune.

Namiyoke-inari-jinja Shrine

  • Namiyoke-inari-jinja Shrine
  • This shrine wards off disasters and ensures safety at construction sites. The God Inari is said to have calmed the stormy waters at Tsukiji in 1659. The giant golden lion's head in the main hall symbolizing this feat is designated as a cultural asset of the ward.

Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine

  • Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine
  • This shrine's gods are known as guardian deities for the waters around Tsukudajima and safe sea voyages. Tsukudajima is an artificial island built when the Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa occupied Edo. Later, its gods came to be worshiped as ubusunagami (deities of birthplace) for the entire reclaimed lands of Tsukishima and Harumi.

Takarada Ebisu-jinja Shrine

  • Takarada Ebisu-jinja Shrine
  • This shrine dedicated to Ebisu was built in 1606 to pray for the prosperity of the Tokugawa family. Every October a festival called Bettara Market is held to celebrate Ebisu. It promises flourishing business and family prosperity.