Igusa Hachimangu Shrine

igusa-hachimanguIgusa Hachimangu (井草八幡宮) is a large Shinto shrine in the western suburbs of Tokyo.
When it was founded is unknown, but it emerged into the history in the late 12th century.
It's a 17-min walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Kamiigusa Station or Kamishakujii Station.

East entrance
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On the east entrance stands a Torii gate.

East approach
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The east approach to the shrine buildings is 200 meters (656 feet) long. Every five years, Yabusame (shooting arrows from running horseback) is held here.

Romon gate
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Romon houses two statues of guardian deities.

Inside romon gate
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Kaguraden
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Kaguraden is where music and dances are performed during festivals.

Chumon
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Haiden
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Haiden is where people give prayers to divinities enshrined in Hoden behind Haiden. You cannot see Honden at this shrine.

North entrance
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If you walk 12 minutes toward east, there is Kansenji Temple. If you head toward southeast for Ogikubo Station, 12 minutes of walk will take you to Ogikubo Hachiman Shrine.

Igusa Hachimangu Shrine
1-33-1 Zenpukuji, Suginami-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 17-min walk from Seibu Shinjuku Line Kamiigusa Station or Kamishakujii Station
Area guide around this site