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Tamiya Inari Jinja (Tamiya Inari Shrine historic site) Yotsuya Kaidan site


Tamiya Inari Jinja used be Oiwa Inari Jinja which enshrines Oiwa who was the wife of Tamiya Iemon who is famous for "Tokaido Yotsuya ghost story" written by the 4th Tsuruyananboku, a Kabuki writer in late Edo era. It is also designated as a historical monument by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

In "Tokaido Yotsuya ghost story", Iemon, an unemployment man of Totsuyasamon city, poisoned his wife Oiwa, and he ended up being retaliated by her ghost. It was played in Nakamuraza of Edo Asakusa in 1825, and became really popular. This is just a story, and Oiwa was actually the very virtuous wife of Iemon. People began to visit here to share Oiwa's good luck.

In 1872, it was renamed as "Tamiya Inari".

Postal code 〒160-0017
Address 17, Samoncho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest station / Access
  • It is a 5-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Yotsuya-Sanchome Station
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