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Recommendation when visiting tokyo: Johnny's Temple




Around Kagurazaka in central Tokyo lies 善国寺(Zenkoku-ji, Zenkoku Temple), sometimes also called the Johnny’s temple because of the large number of Johnny’s fans who come to pray for their favourite group’s success or simply pray they will get tickets to an upcoming concert. 

The temple was first built in Nihonbashi Bakurocho in 1595 before numerous fire incidents lead it to be re-built in its current location around 1793.  Also well-known as 毘沙門天 (Bishamonten), the temple has been named as one of Shinjuku Yamanote’s 七福神 (shichi fukujin), or seven lucky gods in the Yamanote area of Shinjuku ward, Tokyo.

So although it is already a well-established power spot, people visiting the temple will notice a lot of 絵馬 (ema), small wooden plaques which people write their prayers or wishes on, have something written about Johnny’s on them.


Some people have said it has attracted fans because Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya’s 2007 drama “拝啓、父上様 (Haikei, Chichiue-sama)” was set in this area.

But not only are there a lot of ema plaques written by Arashi fans, there is also a large number of ema for other Johnny’s groups, wishing them success in a TV show or for an upcoming concert tour.

If you have time when you’re in Tokyo, this might be an interesting place to check out :)

Address: 5-36 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

How to get there:

7 min walk from JR Iidabashi station (west exit)

5 min walk from Tokyo Metro subway’s Yurakucho line and Nanboku line’s Iidabashi station (exit B3)

6 min walk from Tokyo Metro subway’s Tozai line Kagurazaka station (exit A1)

6 min walk from Toei Subway’s Oedo line Ushigome-kagurazaka station (exit A3)

More about Shinjuku Yamanote Seven Lucky Gods (Japanese) here

credits to momoedgewood

it wasn't my intention to say like pray for JE stuffs over at the temple, i just shared the information so interested fans will be able to drop by when they want to. sorry if i offended someone here *bows*


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