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Ushijima Shrine

Travel Information

Ushijima Shrine (牛嶋神社) is one of the oldest shrines located in Tokyo. It was established around 860 by priest Jigaku enshrines Susanoo. In Kamakura period, the first Samurai Shogun Yoritomo highly respected. Three gates Torii of Miwa Shrines.
During the Edo period, because it is located in the evil direction, It was the protector of Edo Castle.

Visitor's Info.
There is no parking.
There is a restroom.

Access
0. at Asakusa.
1. use like Toei Asakusa Line to Oshiage Station.
2. walk


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Map around Ushijima Shrine

Detailed Travel Guide

Ushijima Shrine
This is the head shrine of the Honjo neighborhood, founded circa 860 AD by the great Buddhist leader Jikaku. Legend has it that in 1251 the shrine was visited by a bull demon which dropped a knot of hair as it ran around the shrine, and the knot was enshrined as a sacred treasure. The legend is commemorated in the statues of cattle deity that flank the main shrine building.

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Made in 1825.