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Updated: April 2, 2018

Zoshigaya Kishimojindo Temple 雑司ヶ谷鬼子母神堂

3-15-20 Zoshigaya Toshima-ku Tokyo

Pray, dance, and worship the goddess of safe birth and child rearing

Follow families to Zoshigaya Kishimojindo Temple to worship the goddess of safe birth and child rearing, Kishimojin. People also visit this illuminated cultural property to wish for household safety, removal of bad luck, and academic success.

The temple celebrates events with large and small festivals throughout the year. The biggest one is the Grand festival in October. It has been passed down since the Edo period (1603 - 1867) and lasts for three days every year. Watch taiko drums and food stalls fill the usually quiet streets of the neighborhood with lively energy, and rejoice in the vibrant colors of illuminated sakura trees.

How to Get There

  • Zoshigaya Sta. | Exit 1 | 5 mins on foot
    Fukutoshin Line
  • Kishibojimmae Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Arakawa Line
  • Ikebukuro Sta. | East Exit | 15 mins on foot
    JR Yamanote Line | JR Saikyo Line | JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line | Yurakucho Line | Marunouchi Line | Fukutoshin Line | Tobu Tojo Line | Seibu Ikebukuro Line

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Contact

Opening Hours

  • 6:30–17:00 Mon–Sun

Price

Free

Discounts available for disabled visitors

Facility Info

  • Strictly no-smoking

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