On the hill near Akihabara Station, Kanda Myojin was established almost 1,300 years ago, and has stood unchanging even as Tokyo evolved around it. In one of the most popular animation set in Akihabara, Love Live!, one character works here as a priestess, and the others visit for training. In reality, there are popular items such like amulets or wooden plaques. Nowadays, people all over the world visit Kanda Myojin as a holy place of anime.
In the large precincts, there are some important monuments in addition to the main shrine in front.
Thousands of people visit here, especially during New Year's and the season of Kanda Matsuri, a local festival.
Kanda Myojin is also a place to pray for business success and wealth. In fact, it houses the the biggest statue of Daikokuten (the god of wealth) in Japan.
When people visit Shrine, they usually buy amulets.
These are varied and depend on one's wishes, such as an amulet for victory, love, and so on.
These unique amulets, like ones for IT troubles or ones portraying the characters from Love Live! and Eto-tama are very popular.
Each shrine has original ema (picture tablet), and worshippers write their wishes on the tablets. Especially in Kanda Myojin, some people draw animation characters with their wishes. It may one of the attractive points of the shrine in Akihabara.
Kanda Myojin is also filled with a lot of greenery and historical structures. History, anime and worship, all wrapped up in one place.
- NAME：Kanda Myojin
- ADDRESS：2-16-2 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
- GATE OPENED：24 hours