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Updated: April 2, 2018

Oji Jinja Shrine 王子神社

1-1-12 Oji-Hon-cho, Kita-ku, Tokyo

A top Tokyo shrine and a spot to see ancient dance performances in August

Oji Jinja Shrine in Tokyo's Kita City, thought to be over 1,000 years old, is perhaps best known for its colorful festivals. On New Year's Eve you can witness a nighttime procession of adults and children donning masks and makeup to resemble foxes in homage to a local legend. And in August, the shrine holds its famous dengakumai dance performances, thought to have first been witnessed in the imperial court during the Heian Period (794-1185). The shrine is one of the ten "Tokyo Jissha" shrines designated to protect the city, but is also known as a spot for newlyweds and expectant mothers to receive blessings from the deities.

How to Get There

  • Oji Sta. | 3 mins on foot
    JR Keihin-Tohoku Line | Namboku Line
  • Ojiekimae Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Toden Arakawa Line
  • Asakayama Sta. | 7 mins on foot
    Toden Arakawa Line

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Opening Hours

  • 9:00-17:00 Mon-Sun

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Parking |
  • Wheelchair ramp |

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