In Japan, shrines and temples are sacred places and sanctuaries.
However, there are the following differences
Where there are deities (polytheists gods), there are priesthood.
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
- 2.Temple in Zoshigaya（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line）
- 3.Temple in Gokokuji（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line）
- 4.Temple + Shrine in Shiinamachi（1 stops from Ikebukuro on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line）
- 5.Temple in HigashiNagasaki（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line）
- 6.Shrine in Komagome（3 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line）
- 7.Temple and Shrine in Sugamo（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line）
- 【MAP】Shrines and Temples near Ikebukuro
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
The Great Buddha of Ikebukuro is enshrined
The cafe（bouzun coffee） opens irregularly (about once a week).
Recommended if there is a schedule.
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.
2.Temple in Zoshigaya（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line）
On the precincts are Inari Shrine with red torii gates and a candy store.
3.Temple in Gokokuji（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line）
You can enjoy various flowers depending on the season.
Don’t forget to climb Fujizuka (Miniature Fuji)
4.Temple + Shrine in Shiinamachi（1 stops from Ikebukuro on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line）
There is a manga Jizo in Kongo-in Temple.
There is a cafe so you can enjoy lunch and tea
4-2.Nagasaki Jinja Shrine
Nagasakijinja in Shiinamachi 1stop from Ikebukuo Station .
It’s a small shrine, but it’s a traditional shrine.
5.Temple in HigashiNagasaki（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line）
jishoin is located in 20minutes by bus or by train from ikebukuro station .
In normal years, green flowers bloom in late April.
The color of the flowers gradually faded, from yellow-green to yellow, and the center became reddish.
They are called gyoiko or gyoikou
Jishoin has late blooming cherryblossoms.
Jishouin is known as a cattemple
6.Shrine in Komagome（3 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line）
6-1.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.
7.Temple and Shrine in Sugamo（2 stops from Ikebukuro on the Yamanote Line）
7-1.koganji Temple(Togenuki jizo)
It is said that there is a benefit of removing diseases and heart stings.
The shopping street is also fun.
7-2.Sugamo Sarudahiko Koushindo
Small but loved by locals