Kanda Myojin

A bright colourful Tokyo shrine

By Peter Sidell    - 1 min read

A few minutes walk from Ochanomizu station in central Tokyo, Kanda Myojin is a lively, colourful shrine that's enjoyable to stroll round if you're in the area. The main gate is lavishly decorated with carvings painted in vibrant colours, and there are a handful of interesting statues, of Shinto deities and guardian lions. It's also an important working shrine, so you'll sometimes see monks and nuns walking around in their vestments.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.