Konno Hachimangu

金王八幡宮Konno Hachimangu (金王八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine which is a 5-minute walk from Shibuya Station.
It was founded in 1092 by the Shibuya clan in Shibuya Castle, and is dedicated to popular god(s) of war Hachiman.
This shrine managed to avoid being destroyed in WWII and conserves a shrine complex built in the feudal times.

First Torii Gate
Konno Hachimangu
Shinmon
Konno Hachimangu

Behind the second Torii gate, there's a gate called Shinmon, which is considered to have been built either in 1769 or 1801.

Konno Hachimangu
Haiden
Konno Hachimangu
Konno Hachimangu
Shaden
Konno Hachimangu

Haiden is where you offer prayers to divinities enshrined in Honden behind Haiden.
Haiden and Honden are connected by Heiden. These three, all of them built in 1612, compose Shaden.

Kaguraden
Konno Hachimangu

Kaguraden is the stage where music and such are played during rituals.

Homotsuden
Konno Hachimangu

Homotsuden is a small exhibition room displaying things such as mikoshi (portable shrine) and ema pictures. It's admission free.

Konno Hachimangu Shrine Official English website
3-5-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 5-min walk from Shibuya Station
Area guide around this site

Tofukuji Temple

Tofukuji, adjacent to Konno Hachimangu Shrine, is a Tendai Buddhist temple established in 1173.
It was in charge of the shrine until the separation of Shintoism and Buddhism executed in 1868.
Though it's a small temple, its precincts are neatly maintained, so take a look at it also if you're going to visit Konno Hachimangu.

Tofukuji Temple
Tofukuji
Tofukuji Temple
3-5-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo MAPAccess: 5-min walk from Shibuya Station
Area guide around this site