≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Hie Jinja Shrine
“Sanno Matsuri Festival” held every year at Hie Jinja Shrine is one of the three largest festivals in Japan
【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 300,000 people
【Divine Favor】warding off evil, easy delivery, matchmaking (marriage), business success
Hie Jinja Shrine was established in 1478 by Ota Dokan to enshrine the apportioned spirit of the Kawagoe Sannou-sha Shrine as the guardian deity of the land of Edo (todays Tokyo), while he ruled it and built Edo Castle. In 1659, it was moved to the current location in the Akasaka district, south of the Imperial Palace.
The shrine holds the “Sanno Matsuri Festival”. It is now counted as one of the three largest festivals in Japan, together with the “Gion Matsuri Festival” in Kyoto and the “Tenjin Matsuri Festival” in Osaka.
|Event Name||≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Hie Jinja Shrine|
|Venue||Hie Jinja Shrine|
|Dates||December 31, 2017 – January 20, 2018|
|Open Hours||«Opening time»
【January 1】 0:00-19:00
【January 2-5】 6:00-18:00
【January 6 and later】 6:00-17:00
|Address||2-10-5 Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|