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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Kasai Jinja Shrine in Kanamachi Katsushikaku Tokyo

cherry blossoms and the torii at Kasai Jinjacherry blossoms in Kasai Jinjasakura blooming in Kasai Jinjaspring in Kasai Jinja
Kasai Jinja is an old shrine dedicating Futsunushi no mikoto (Kotori Okami from Katori Jingu), Yamato Takeru no Mikoto (the prince Yamato Takeru or Otori Okami) and Ieyasu Tokugawa (Toshogu from Nikko), this shrine stands on the western side of Edogawa River in Kanamachi Katsushikaku, it has many huge trees seen from the bank of the river. According signposts in the shrine, Kasai Jinja was built as the guardian deity of the thirty-three villages in Kasai in 1184 by Kiyoshige Saburo Kasai, a samuri worrier in early Kamakura period. And in Shinpen Musashi no Kuni Fudokiko, a geographic guide book describing Musashi Province), Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of Edo Bakufu, gave a piece of land to it in 1591 and it is said that he called on this shrine and drank some cup of tea while hawking. Then, there are some Tokugawa Family crests seen in Kasai Jinja Shrine.
Moreover, Kasai Jinja dedicates Kasai no Mori no Shichifukujin (the seven gods for good fortune) and Nade Hebi sama (the statue of a white snake).
In spring, cherry blossoms bloom in front of its torii gate, in fall, the huge gingko tree paints the site brightly.
In addition, Kasai Bayashi, a traditional dance in Kasai registered as a cultural asset in Katsushikaku, was born in it. And Tori no Ichi (the Cock Fair) is held in November.
Kasai Jinja is a wonderful shrine that has the 900 years long history and the culture in this area. Why don't you visit it?


出典・抜粋・引用および参考
葛西神社境内石碑上御縁起
葛西神社境内案内板
新編武蔵国風土記稿

The Views in Kasai Jinja Shrine

Kasai Jinja Shrine

the torii gate of Kasai Jinjathe kaguraden and the torii in Kasai Jinjathe main hall in Kasai Jinjathe Tokugawa's family crest in Kasai Jinjathe kaguraden in Kasai Jinjaa red shrine in Kasai Jinjathe bridge to Benzaiten in Kasai Jinjathe statue of the white snake in Kasai Jinja
The windows of the main hall, there are the family crest of the Tokugawa. The red bridge is the way to Kasai no Mori no Shichifukujin (the seven gods for good fortune) and Nade hebi sama (the white snake).

The Location and Access to Kasai Jinja Shrine

the map along Edo River

The map of the noted spots along Edo River

PDF of the map of the noted spots along Edo River

Kasai Jinja Shrine

  • Kasai Jinja Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off at Takasago, transfer the line to Keisei Kanamachi Line and get off at Keisei Kanamachi Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off at Takasago, transfer the line to Keisei Kanamachi Line and get off at Keisei Kanamachi Sta..
  • From Ueno Station, take Keisei line bound to Owada, Usui or Narita and get off at Takasago, transfer the line to Keisei Kanamachi Line and get off at Keisei Kanamachi Sta..
  • Take 11 minute walk from Keisei Kanamachi Sta.
  • 6-10-5 Kanamachi, Katsushikaku, Tokyo

The Noted Spots near Kasai Jinja Shrine

the blue bridge in Mizumoto Park

Mizumoto Park

Under Constrution!

Matsura no Kane under Cherry Blossoms

Matsuura no Kane (the bell called Matsuura)

It stads on a pedestrian road along Mizumoto Park.
the gate of Narihirasan Tosenji Nanzoin

Narihirasan Tosenin Nanzoji Temple

Under Constrution!

Kasai Jinja in Katsushikaku Tokyo

Kasai Jinja Shrine

It has about 900 years history and dedicates Ieyasu Tokugawa.
Edogawa River

Edogawa River

The short summary of Edogawa River.