Tokyo’s Must-Visit Shrine for Marriage Tie and Love Knot: Tokyo Daijingu Shrine

The first place to held wedding ceremony at a shrine

The first place to held wedding ceremony at a shrine

Tokyo Daijingu Shrine (東京大神宮), originally established in 1880, moved to this site in 1928 after the Great Kanto earthquake. The site has rich nature surrounded by office buildings.

The shrine is a branch of Ise Grand Shrine in Mie prefecture and also looked on as one of the Tokyo’s five major shrines as well as Meiji Shrine, Yasukuni Shrine and so on.

Tokyo Daijingu Shrine is accessible and popular among Tokyoites especially ladies since the god of the shrine is believed that marriage tie and love knot come true.

It’s very common today to hold wedding ceremonies at shrines in Japan. The first wedding ceremony at a shrine was held at Tokyo Daijingu Shrine in 1900.

Wedding ceremonies at Tokyo Daijingu Shrine © 1999–2016 Tokyo Daijingu

There is another shrine Itomi Inari Shrine (飯富稲荷神社) in the same site, and the god of clothing, food and housing is enshrined.

Another shrine Itomi Inari Shrine © 1999–2016 Tokyo Daijingu

Access: 5 mins walk from Iidabashi Station (JR Sobu Line)

Estimated visitors on New Year holidays: 45 thousands



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