Namiyoke Inari Shrine
Namiyoke Inari Shrine
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Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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Zachary H
Tokyo, Japan5,672 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice fisherman’s shrine. The story of the two guardian dragons is interesting and written in English! The shrine has a small gift shop, where tourists can buy icons unique to the shrine.
Written 31 March 2019
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Emily D
Osaka, Japan263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Located at the end of the ‘main’ area of the outer market (now that the market is completely gone) this little shrine is quiet and relaxing. With the opportunity to gag goshuin from the monks there it’s located under the greenery of the overhanging trees. If you are at the market, it’s a nice way to end the visit.
Written 27 October 2020
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Beeger69
Seattle, WA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Beautiful and interesting shrine with gods to protect the fishermen from big waves. Super accessible and fun instructions to make your own quick prayer. Pick up an amulet as a unique souvenir.
Written 10 August 2019
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Dennis A. Amith
California374 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
If you are at Tsukiji Fish Market and near the area where the auction takes place, not far to the right of the area is another small temple that serves to protect the Tsukiji Fish Market known as Namiyoke Inari Shrine (which means "protection from waves").

The reason for the name is because at one time, waves would make it difficult for those in the market because the land was often washed away by the waves.

So, Shinto priests floated an image of Inari Myojin on the water to protect the land and then erected a shrine to praise the gods for protecting the land.

Every June, the small shrine is the host of the Tsukiji Shishi Matsuri, a lion festival in which two large crafted lion heads (actually crafted from wood carved back in 1848) are paraded through Tsukji.

Overall, Namiyoke Inari Shrine is worth the visit, considering its very close proximity to the main gate. But probably best to visit during the summer when the trees are green and lush. Otherwise, go in the fall or winter and it can look a bit dreary.
Written 14 March 2016
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Solo
Was returning from the famous tuna auction at the Tsukjij fish market when I came across this lovely little shrine right in the very busy market grounds. I noticed it firstly as a lots of the workers where bowing at the front entrance of it as they were going about their duty's.
Built way back in1658-1661 it has an interesting history concerning the reclaiming of the land in the area. The name Namiyoke means protection from waves. Since the Edo Era this shrine has been worshiped by people as the diety for safe voyage , averting misfortune and good luck. There are a couple of big lions heads there that are used in a very special festival. I suggest you visit this lovely old shrine and read more about it's interesting history.
Written 15 July 2015
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gayle p
Chicago, IL286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed stopping and paying our respects at this traditional Shinto Shrine. The shrine is to protect the market from the waves, as it was built on the water's edge when this part of Tokyo (then Edo) was created from landfill after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657.
Written 13 November 2019
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Randall B
Cookson, OK345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
This was a neat little unexpected (to me) shrine that we walked by during our visit to the Tsukiji fish market (which is moving in 2016, I visited in Feb 2015) - it's very small but neat because it has a "thank you and I'm sorry" to the fish, to the chicken, to the egg, etc. Ha ha. Very cool and very Japanese.
Written 14 January 2016
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JohnFinchPhotography
Hout Bay, South Africa469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The shrine was built during the Manji period ( 1658-1661 ) . If you are visiting the Fish Market it's worth coming to visit this shrine . In the month of July the shrine celebrates the Lion festival . Worth a visit if you in the area .
Written 22 December 2014
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,667 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
This small shrine is just a block or so from the Tsukiji market, and it's a nice break from the madness of the market. There are two lions guarding it, and there are instructions with how to walk through to the main shrine. You can also get a goshuin and amulets here.
Written 28 June 2023
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David
Florida3,443 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
just steps away from the fish market is an island of peace. A nice little shrine. Local feel and is very quiet despite being so close to the market.
Written 31 December 2022
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