Kameido Sengen jinja Shrine kameidosengenjinja
"Mt.Fuji-shaped mound" said to have used Kanto one big "ring of Japanese nutmeg" and kogai mound is famous
This shrine is famous for its cogon grass ring, which is said to be the largest in the Kanto area and makes its appearance in the grounds of the shrine at the end of June every year. It is also famous for the Kogaizuka, which relates to the legend of Empress Ototachibana, and Kameido no Fujizuka, a monument in the image of Mt. Fuji that was constructed on the burial mound said to contain Empress Ototachibana’s hairpin. On the Kogaizuka memorial stone is the story of how a hairpin washed ashore after Empress Ototachibana, wife of Yamato Takeru no Mikoto, 12th Emperor of Japan, threw herself into a stormy sea to calm the waves. The main building of the shrine was destroyed in a major earthquake in 1855 (the 2nd year of the Ansei era), but in 1878 (the 11th year of the Meiji era), volcanic rock was transported from Mt. Fuji to construct the Fuji burial mound, and the main building was re-built on top of this.
|Address||9-15-7, Kameido, Koutou-ku|
|Access||From Toei Shinjuku Line "Higashi-Ojima Station" large Shimaguchi 10-minute walk/Tobu Kameido Line "Kameido-Suijin Station" 15-minute walk/JR Sobu Line "Kameido Station" east exit (exit for exclusive use of JR Sobu Line) 20-minute walk|