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Address: 3-15-20 Zoshigaya, Toshima 171-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
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Shrines that giving good luck to birth and childcare

This shrine has been believed that it might brings good luck for childbirth and childcare among Tokyo people for long years. A huge ginkgo tree is in the precincts. There are many... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the astonishing things about Tokyo is the ability to find pockets of peace and tranquility, where the chaotic pace of the city seems to disappear. One of these places is the Zoshigaya Kishimojindo temple. Kishimojin is the goddess of childbirth and childcare. The quaint street leading up to the shrine is worth a visit in itself; a reminder... More 

Thank SchalkNZ
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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968 reviews
431 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This shrine has been believed that it might brings good luck for childbirth and childcare among Tokyo people for long years. A huge ginkgo tree is in the precincts. There are many Torii resting around the tree. The shrine was painted in various colors, and it was a gorgeous atmosphere.

Thank mat_mak
Lyon, France
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Koshimojin is a local temple known for child birth and raising. They sell, among other amulets, horned owls made from grass. The story is, Once a girl, whose mother became sick, wanted to buy medication, but the family was too poor. She looked for medicinal plants but all she found was grass. Then, she came across this temple. So, she... More 

1 Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I walked to this shrine at around 7am thanks to jet lag. It was beautifully isolated and serene at that time of the day, and I was enchanted by the tranquility and the sound of a monk chanting as I strolled through the grounds. It's tucked away behind a main road in a residential area which gives you an insight... More 

1 Thank Stormfront
Orlando, Florida
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335 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Kishimojin is a nice, quiet shrine very close to Ikebukuro Station and Sunshine City, as well as all the major attractions of the area. The large ginkgo tree is probably my favorite part, as it looks very traditional and takes me into the mind of shows like Inuyasha when I look at it. Good location and quaint, peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Katie J
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71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Kishimojin Shrine is a small, but very old shrine hidden in a quiet residential area near Ikebukuro and Waseda. Architecturally, it is not the most magnificent structure, but there is a huge ginkyo tree in front of the shrine which is beautiful in autumn. The small candy / toy store has been operating at the same site for generations and... More 

3 Thank TokyoSean
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,550 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Just happened to be passing so managed 5 minutes to get a quick look, really pretty and not visited by a lot of tourists so relatively quiet - nice

5 Thank swift314
Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I had an hour or so to kill in Ikebukuro the other day during my visit to Tokyo. I was just walking along in Ikebukuro when I saw a sign directed for this temple (it said 600 meters from Ikebukuro Station). I decided to have a stroll and I was very happy to have done so. This is a temple... More 

2 Thank JimmySydney01
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131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

This temple is worth a quick look if you're in the neighborhood. The bright orange pathway and lovely sculptures make it very beautiful. It is an active temple where many people came to pray. There were three monks there at the time of my visit. It's not far from the Ikebukuro Station. Make sure to have a map as it's... More 

2 Thank Crocodee
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668 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This temple dates from 1578 and is famous because visiting here is said to help conceive a child and then have a resulting easy child birth! Actually the temple is not so impressive, but it is worth the journey to incorporate what is round it. Within the grounds is a 200 year old sweet shop which sold many candies that... More 

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