Nogi Shrine is dedicated to prominent Meiji-era elder statesman Maresuke Nogi and his wife. Covering over 100,000 square feet of land, including the area once occupied by the Nogi family residence, the shrine is a tranquil, verdant space in the middle of a bustling metropolis. On the fourth Sunday of every month, the shrine also hosts antique fairs where crowds come to browse old Japanese tools and other items.
* The November antique fair has been cancelled.
Japanese people pray to gods for a variety of reasons, often visiting shrines and asking for good health, protection, or assistance in their work pursuits as the occasion dictates. At Nogi Shrine, users can reserve the grounds for these types of prayer ceremonies.
Additional options include performances of classical Japanese court music and dances.
The shrine is open to the public from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.