Visit Ginza’s Inari Shrines. Let us begin today’s excursion.
Ginza has 8 districts, from 1-chome to 8-chome, but for most people, “Ginza” is the area covering 3-chome and 4-chome. In the 4-chome intersection stand Wako and Mitsukoshi Department Store, and in the 3-chome intersection stands Ginza Matsuya Department Store.
Our destination is Asahi Inari Shrine in Ginza 3-chome.
Asahi Inari is located not on Chuo Dori but on one of the smaller streets, a few blocks away from the main street.
If you walk to the east along Matsuya Dori from the Ginza 3-chome intersection and pass by Oji Hall, you will find a small shrine on the first floor of a building on the corner of a small intersection. That is Asahi Inari.
Inari Shrines are basically found in the backstreets.
Hence, when you come to Ginza 3-chome, come one block in from the main street to visit Asahi Inari Shrine. You will be able to see many people putting their hands together in front of a shrine uniquely designed, with the main shrine on the roof and the “haiden” front shrine on ground level, to accommodate its urban surroundings.