Kameido Tenjin Shrine ~ 亀戸天神社 ~ かめいどてんじん

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The Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a must on anyone’s itinerary. Especially, during the last week of April when Wisterias are at their magnificent best. I visited the shrine last year during Golden Week (first week of May), but was disappointed since the flowers were almost disappearing. The shrine is also famous for it’s plum blossoms in February.

The beautiful bridge is a replica of the original that was bombed during World War II. The surrounding ponds are full of turtles , in fact the first Kanji character ‘ 亀’ in the shrine’s name means turtle.

It is a 15 minute walk from the North exits of either Kinshicho or Kameido stations, on the Sobu line. Directions are highlighted in a purple line, in the link below ~

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zgYk31W3E19k.kMqZMUumTOME&msa=0&ll=35.70291,139.824436&spn=0.010612,0.013797

Shrine’s website in Japanese ~ http://kameidotenjin.or.jp/

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