Togo Jinja Shrine

Togo ShrineTogo Jinja (東郷神社), located in Harajuku, is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Togo Heihachiro (1848-1934), a legendary admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy.
He is known for destroying the Russian Baltic Fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, which eventually lead to the victory of Japan.
Togo Shrine was founded in 1940 but its shrine complex was destroyed in WWII, and present one is post-war reconstruction made of concrete.It's a 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station of the JR Yamanote Line or Meiji-Jingu-mae Station of the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Line.

Front Torii Gate
Togo Shrine
Garden
Togo Shrine
Tea house
Togo Shrine
Shinmon Gate
Togo Shrine
Haiden
Togo Shrine

Haiden is the place you offer prayers to the deity enshrined in Honden. Honden is located behind Haiden but you cannot see it in this shrine.

Former shrine complex

Shown below are the pictures of the shrine complex which was burnt down by the air raids in the Second World War.
These photos are from "Togo Jinja Shi," a history book of the shrine which was published by the shrine in 1984.

Whole shrine complex
Togo Shrine
Shinmon Gate
Togo Shrine
Haiden
Togo Shrine
Togo Jinja Shrine
1-5-3 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 5-min walk from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Sta./ 5-min walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Line Meiji-Jingu-mae Sta.
Area guide around this site