My Tokyo Guide
See something interesting? Click on the heart button in the article to add a page from this site to My Favorites.
Main content starts here.
Updated: October 1, 2019
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), various facilities around Tokyo may change their operating days or hours. In addition, some events may be canceled or postponed. Please check official facility or event websites for the latest updates and information.
Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine used to be a lively village 4,500 years ago. This shrine was founded in 1212, during the Kamakura period, and is dedicated to the war god Hachiman. Torii gates and temples built with stones tinted by green and grey give the historic site a peaceful atmosphere. The surroundings are dense with trees, making it hard to believe that it is in the middle of a city.
You'll find Yoyogi Hachimangu Shrine most crowded during the Goldfish Festival held on the 4th Sunday in May and the Reitaisai Festival on September 22nd-23rd. Locals will tell you to pray to the gods to have your dreams come true.
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.