This shrine has a history dating back to the 8th century and had been highly regarded under the Edo shogunate. The current red-pillared structure has been rebuilt after being completely destroyed in the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. The Kanda Matsuri festival, which takes place in mid-May every other year is one of the largest in Tokyo and is a sight to behold. Arrive before noon or the shrine gets packed with spectators.
2 Chome-16-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 101-0021, Japan
Nearest Transit: Suehirochō (Line: (G))
Kanda Shrine and Nearby Attractions on Map
Tokyo National Museum(2.1 km)
Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum.
National Museum of Nature and Science(1.8 km)
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Ueno Park(1.4 km)
Ueno Park, adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and a concentration of Japan's best museums.
Imperial Palace(2.3 km)
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Ueno Zoo(1.7 km)
The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species.
National Museum of Western Art(1.7 km)
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro.
Bunkyo-ku Civic Center(1.6 km)
The lavish government building for the Bunkyo ward of Tokyo, once described in the Japan Times as 'a colossal Pez candy dispenser.
Nezu Jinja(2.1 km)
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