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Akagi Shrine

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1-10 Akagi Motomachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 162-0817, Japan

Spacious, leafy complex with traditional shrines as well as modern architecture.

hourglassDuration: 00h30min

phone+81 3-3260-5071
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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Ben Hsu 2 months ago

With 700 history Akaki Jinja Shrine has been the local Shinto worship center for Ushigome-Kagurazaka, Shinjuku, residents. It was rebuilt a few times because fire accident in 1842 and because of war burn in 1945. Current Jinja/ shrine's main worship hall structure was created in 2010 after Akaki Jinja Shrine shut down its kindergarten, a financing resource for the Shrine and after residential apartments at Jinja's own land co-development deal with Mitsui Real Estate, because lack of students due to demographic change. Because of joint project venture with Mitsui Real Estate, new Jinja Complex and its Apartment Realty project do earn positive recognition for their designs and real-estate utilization. Probably, Akaki Jinja Shrine creates a new financing model for the financing resource and better survival ability for the shrine, when many other shrines in nearby are relying on selling burial lots for the deceased. There is a cafe inside the Jinja complex. Jinja is free for entry, and is at the center of Kagurazaka.

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Yasu Swan 4 months ago

very near from the subway station, very clean and modern at this shrine

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Suibee Teoh 5 months ago

March, 2023 In a tribute to its storied past, the Akagi Shrine underwent a magnificent transformation in 2010, helmed by the celebrated architect, Kengo Kuma. The result was a modern reimagining of a traditional Shinto holy site. In addition to offering a peaceful sanctuary for reflection and worship, the shrine is also a hub of activity, hosting recurring markets and seasonal events that enchant visitors from far and wide.

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Love Ukulele 9 months ago

Beautiful temple in the city With a history of more than 700 years, in 2009, the master architect Kengo Kuma led the reconstruction of a new look combining classical and modern aesthetics 。no entrance fee 。free use of washroom

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Erine Taguchi a year ago

This place is a divine shrine on the hill in Kagurazaka area. This is of course traditional religious place but very modern so looking amazing! I like such style. Very organized and looks beautiful!! Of course you can pray and ring the bell of the main shrine. This is cutting edge place so I really recommend you to come and pray!! Enjoy!!