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Kanda Myojin Shrine(神田明神)

The Kanda Myojin Shrine is not just any ordinary place of worship – it is a revered and historical site steeped in tradition. Located just a short walk away from Ochanomizu, Shin-Ochanomizu, and Suehirocho Stations, it is considered the guardian spirit of 108 town councils, including Kanda, Nihombashi, Akihabara, Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Tsukiji Fish Market.

This sacred sanctuary is home to three powerful deities: Onamuchi no Mikoto, also known as Daikoku, the god of matchmaking; Sukunahikona no Mikoto, referred to as Ebisu, the god of thriving business; and Taira no Masakado, the god of warding off calamities and evil.

With roots dating back to 730 AD and founded by Makandaomi, a descendant of Onamuchi, the shrine has stood the test of time. Despite being ravaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake and war, it has been expertly restored and rebuilt, now resembling its appearance from the Edo period.

According to legend, even the great Tokugawa Ieyasu came to the Kanda Myojin Shrine to pray for victory before the Battle of Sekigahara. 

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