Hikawa Shrine (Akasaka)

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Hikawa Shrine
Hikawa Shrine (Akasaka Minato Tokyo Japan).jpg
Founded 1730
Founder(s) Tokugawa Yoshimune
Address 6-10-12, Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052
Website www.akasakahikawa.or.jp
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Hikawa Shrine (氷川神社, Hikawa-jinja) is a Japanese Shinto shrine in Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo, it is the best known of the 59 branch shrines of the Hikawa jinja,[1] which was designated as the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) for the former Musashi province. [2]


The shrine structures were constructed in 1730 under the patronage of Tokugawa Yoshimune. This became Yoshimune's personal shrine.[3]


  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Hikawa-jinja" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 311, p. 311, at Google Books.
  2. ^ "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 3. Archived 2013-05-17 at the Wayback Machine.; retrieved 2011-08-09
  3. ^ Rudranath, Jay Navok et al. (2005). Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon, p. 50., p. 50, at Google Books


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Coordinates: 35°40′5.57″N 139°44′8″E / 35.6682139°N 139.73556°E / 35.6682139; 139.73556