5 Shrines & Goshuincho in Tokyo Recommended by MMN – Pray For Love, Success and Better Fortune!

13.February.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

The number of shrines in Japan is staggering – there’s over 80,000. That’s even more than the number of convenience stores in the country! Since there’s so many, you might be wondering which shrines would be good to visit. We’ve picked a selection of shrines that we have covered in detail in our popular “Tokyo Stroll” series on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, plus one extra.


You’ll see the word goshuin pop up in some of the articles. These are stamps or seals given to worshippers at shrines and temples around Japan, where somebody will stamp your goshuincho (stamp book) with the sites’ unique seal along with the temple’s name and the day you visited handwritten in ink.


Collecting goshuin has become a boom, with even younger people getting in on the action. Be sure to check them out.




Tokyo Daijingu (Marriage)

Enshrined at Tokyo Daijingu are the deities Amaterasu-Sume-Okami and Toyouke-no-Okami, as well as 3 deities responsible for the creation and growth of all things, which has brought Tokyo Daijingu great value as a shrine for love, relationships and weddings. Tokyo Daijingu is also famous for being the first shrine to establish the Shinto wedding ceremony in Japan. The sacred tree at is known as a power spot, a place where one can uplift their energy and spirit.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/84089



Tokyo Daijingu

Address: 2-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 6:00-21:00

Contact: 03-3262-3566

Access: 5-minutes by foot from “Iidabashi Station” via the JR Chuo-Sobu Line, Tokyo Metro Yurakucho, Namboku and Tozai Lines, and the Toei Ōedo Line







Hie Shrine (Marriage, Prayer for Safe Childbirth, Expelling Evil, Traffic Safety)

Hie Shrine is known for hosting the Sannō Matsuri, one of Edo’s three biggest festivals. It’s a popular power spot visited by many foreign tourists. As you pass through the bright red torii archway, you’ll be greeted by another shrine in the Hie Shrine grounds – Sannoinari Shrine. This is also a lucky power spot, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Full Details:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/37037



Hie Shrine

Address: 2-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3581-2471

Access: 3-minutes on foot from Tameike-Sannō Station via Tokyo Metro / 5-minutes on foot from Kokkai-gijidō-mae Station and Akasaka-mitsuke Station






Atogo Shrine (Life Success, Business Success, Marriage)

The Atago Shrine was built on the order of Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603 to enshrine a deity of fire protection. The first thing you’ll see at the shrine entrance is a long set of stone steps known as Shusse no Ishidan, famous for bringing success not just in life and in businesses, but also in marriage. The god of fire will light a fire on love.

It is said that if you turn up on the day of Sennichi Mairi at the end of June, you will be blessed for one thousand days.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/80038



Atago Shrine

Address: 1-5-3 Atago, Minato, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3431-0327

Access: 5 minutes by foot from Kamiyacho Station via the Hibiya Line / 8 minutes by foot from either  Toranomon Station via the Ginza Line or Onarimon Station via the Toei Mita Line / 20 minutes by foot from JR Shimbashi Station







Anamori Inari Shrine (Business Success, Family Safety, Prayers Answered, Recovery From Illnesses, Traffic Safety, Better Fortune)

The sand at Anamori Inari Shrine is believed to bring good luck. If you take some home and scatter it, good fortune will be brought to your business and you will be in good health. Many visitors return home from this Shrine with some sand. Along the path to the shrine, you will come across a shrine of good fortune, a shrine of prosperity and a small wayside shrine. Mitake shrine is located at the peak of the hill. Visit each shrine and it will feel like a true pilgrimage.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/43762



Anamori Inari shrine

Address: 5-2-7 Haneda, Ota, Tokyo

Access: 5-minute on foot from Amori Inari Station via the Keihin Kyuko Line from Haneda Airport

TEL: 03-3741-0809







Meiji Shrine (Healing, Purification)

Meiji Shrine bestows many blessings, including blessings for good health, curing of illnesses, family safety, traffic safety, business success, academic success, school success, fulfillment of finding employment, warding off evil, travel safety, marriage, better fortune, easy childbirth and more. “Kiyomasa’s Well” needs no introduction – it’s a well-known power spot featuring a mysterious well that gushes with water which offers blessings for family safety and marriage, and it’s said to bless husband and wife couples too.

Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/51035



Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)

Address: 1-1, Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya, Tokyo

Access:1-minute on foot from Harajuku Station via the Yamanote Line, or from the Meiji Jingu Harajuku Entrance / 1-minute on foot from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Futoshin Line / 5-minutes on foot from Yoyogi Station via the JR Line and Sobu Line, or from the Meiji Jingu Yoyogi Entrance, 3-minute walk from Omotesando Station via the Tokyo Metro Futoshin Line

Opening hours vary for each month so please check out the official website.

TEL: 03-3379-5511




Did you enjoy our selection? If you’re thinking you’d like to pray at a shrine in Tokyo, then be sure to reference our list.