Kameido Ten Jinja is otherwise known as the Shitamachi no Tenjin-sama – Tokyo’s downtown, old-school Tenjin shrine. Famous for its arched bridge, the grounds are usually abloom with flowers, also earning it the moniker Hana no Tenjin-sama or ‘Tenjin shrine of flowers’. From the end of January until February, the shrine’s Japanese plum trees (ume) come into bloom for the Ume Matsuri (Plum Blossom Festival), and from the middle of April until May is the Fuji Matsuri (Wisteria Festival). The end of October into November sees the start of the Chrysanthemum Festival (Kiku Matsuri). Visitors often come to the shrine to pray for academic success, happy households, safe driving or to take part in rites to ward off evil.
|Venue name:||Kameido Ten Jinja|
3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku
|Transport:||Kameido Station (Sobu line); Kinshicho Station (Sobu, Hanzomon lines)|
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Usokae Bullfinch Exchange
For the past 200 years, the Kameido Tenjin Shrine has held a special New Year’s festival called ‘Usokae’ – meaning bullfinch exchange. The bullfinch is a special bird in Japan thought to bring good luck. Visitors to the Usokae festival can bring with...Thursday January 24 2019 - Friday January 25 2019