Shrines and Temples near Ikebukuro【10select】

Shrines and Temples near Ikebukuro Culture

In Japan, shrines and temples are sacred places and sanctuaries.
However, there are the following differences

  • Shrine
    Where there are deities (polytheists gods), there are priesthood.
  • Temple
    Generally a Buddhist temple where monks practice.

Since it is a sanctuary, visit with respect( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

1.Shrines and temples within walking distance of Ikebukuro

1-1.Fushimi Inari Jinja Shrine on the roof of Seibu Department Store


It is said that there was a custom to establish Inari Shrine on the roof, praying for business prosperity.

1-2.Iko Inari Do Shrine


Although it is only 8 minutes walk from Ikebukuro station, you can get lost in the labyrinth.

You cannot enter for any purpose other than worship

▼Offcial website
https://www.homyoji.or.jp/

1-3.Sengyoji Temple


The Great Buddha of Ikebukuro is enshrined

▼Offcial website
http://www.sengyoji.jp/

1-4.Shounji Temple


The cafe(bouzun coffee) opens irregularly (about once a week).
Recommended if there is a schedule.

▼Offcial website
https://shounji.com/

1-5.Ikebukuro Mitake Shrine


Ikebukuro Mitake Shrine is Guardian deity of Ikebukuro west area.
As a guardian deity of Ikebukuro,It has plenty of charms with owls.
I recommend for Ikebukuro Souvenirs.

it seems that you can reach it from JR Ikebukuro Station West Exit in 15 minutes on foot.

▼Offcial site
http://mitakejinjya.sakura.ne.jp/

2.Temple in Zoshigaya(2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line)

2-1.Kishimojin Temple


On the precincts are Inari Shrine with red torii gates and a candy store.

▼Offcial website
https://www.kishimojin.jp/

3.Temple in Gokokuji(2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line)

3-1.Gokokuji Temple


You can enjoy various flowers depending on the season.
Don’t forget to climb Fujizuka (Miniature Fuji)

▼Offcial website
http://www.gokokuji.or.jp/english

4.Temple in Shiinamachi(1 stops from Ikebukuro on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line)

4-1.Kongohin Temple


There is a manga Jizo in Kongo-in Temple.
There is a cafe so you can enjoy lunch and tea

▼Offcial website
https://www.kongohin.or.jp/en/

5.Shrine in Komagome(3 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line)

5-1.Komagome Fuji Shrine


Let’s climb Komagome Fuji (miniature Fuji).
It is near Rikugien Garden, known for its Japanese garden.
I recommend that you visit together.

▼Offcial website
https://www.city.bunkyo.lg.jp/bunka/kanko/spot/jisha/fuji.html

6.Temple and Shrine in Sugamo(2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line)

6-1.koganji Temple(Togenuki jizo)

It is said that there is a benefit of removing diseases and heart stings.
The shopping street is also fun.

6-2.Sugamo Sarudahiko Koushindo


Small but loved by locals

▼Offcial website
http://www.sugamokoushin.com/

【MAP】Shrines and Temples near Ikebukuro

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