Suitengu Shrine

Local name水天宮
LocationTokyo, Japan

Suiten-gū, literally "Palace of the Watery Sky", or "Palace of Suiten", is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Suiten, the Japanese name of the deity of Hindu origins Varuna, one of a series of Hindu deities whose worship entered Japan together with Buddhism.Suitengu is located in Chūō, Tokyo. It is devoted to conception and safe childbirth. In 1818 the ninth daimyō of the Kurume Domain established the Suitengu in Edo as a branch of a shrine of the same name in Kurume, Fukuoka. It was inside the grounds of the domain's mansion in the Mita district of what is now Minato, Tokyo, and the domain opened it to the public on the fifth day of every month. In 1871, the Arima family moved from Mita to Akasaka, taking the shrine with them, and in the following year they moved the shrine to its present location, on a site that had been occupied by one of the family's mansions.

Tags Place of WorshipShintoismBuddhist
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水天宮

Opening hours

Daily: 7 am - 6 pm

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suitengū_(Tokyo)

Official Website http://www.suitengu.or.jp/

Phone +81 3-3666-7195

Address Tokyo, Japan

Coordinates 35°41'0.667" N 139°47'6.602" E

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