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Inari Kioujinja (Kiou Shrine)

It enshrines Fukusainari and Kiougongen together. Fukusainari is the dieity from Suwa shrine in Totsuka and was moved to where it is today in 1653 by kanjo (ceremonial transfer of a divided tutelary deity to a new location). Kiougongen came to the shrine by kanjo from Kumano in 1832. People used to dedicate tofu as it was believed to be effective for a rash and a swelling.

There is another interesting story about the shrine. The shrine has a unique water bowl in a way that it is put on the head of the demon statue. Every night, the water bowl made a sound as if it was taking a shower. The owner thought it was weird and attempted to chop it with Japanese sword. After that, he had many mishaps and dedicated the water bowl to the shrine in 1833. Also, there is Fuji mound built in 1930, but it was divided into two parts when the shrine was renovated in 1943.

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Zip code 〒160-0021
Address 2-17-5, Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
The nearest station, access
  • It is a 2-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line Higashi-Shinjuku Station
Phone number 03-3200-2904
FAX number 03-3200-2919
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