≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Nishiarai Daishi (Sojiji Temple)
Nishiarai Daishi Temple, one of the three major apotropaic daishi temples in the Kanto region
【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 500,000 people
【Divine Favor】good-luck, warding off evil
Nishiarai Daishi Temple, its formal name is Gochisan Henjoin Sojiji, is a Buddhist temple of the Buzan branch of the Shingon Sect.
It is said that it was founded by Kobo Daishi in 826, and it is one of the three major apotropaic daishi temples in the Kanto region.
In the Edo era it was known as a women’s praying place for warding off evil, and now a lot of people pray for warding off evil, and pray good-luck both of men and women.
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|Event Name||≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Nishiarai Daishi (Sojiji Temple)|
|Venue||Nishiarai Daishi (Sojiji Temple)|
|Dates||December 31, 2016 – January 31, 2017|
|Open Hours||In the New Year’s week, opening time differs from normal.
|Address||1-15-1 Nishiarai Adachi-ku, Tokyo|