Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kanto  /  Tokyo Prefecture  /  Nishitokyo  /  Tanashi Shrine

Tanashi Shrine, Nishitokyo

4.2
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Nishitokyo
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Tanashi was a city located in the western portion of Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. Tanashi means the land without rice. Because of the area's elevation relative to the Tamagawa River, traditional irrigation and rice farming was impossible. Hence, the area was named Tanashi. At the time of its merger, the city had an estimated population of 78,165 and a density of 11,495 persons per km². The total area was 6.8 km².
The area of modern Tanashi prospered during the Edo period as a post station on the Ome Kaido and Tokorozawa Kaido, and was part of ancient Musashi Province. After the Meiji Restoration it came under the jurisdiction of the short-lived prefectures of Shinagawa (1868) and Irima (1871), before becoming part of Kanagawa in 1872. During the early Meiji period (1878) cadastral reform, it became the town of Tanashi within Kitatama District in Kanagawa. The entire district was transferred to the administrative control of Tokyo Metropolis in 1893. Tanashi was connected to central Tokyo by train from 1927. Tanashi was elevated to city status in 1967.
On January 21, 2001, Tanashi was merged with the neighboring city of Hoya to create the city of Nishi-Tōkyō, and thus Tanashi thus no longer exists as an independent municipality.
To visit Tanashi Shrine and other attractions in Nishitokyo, use our Nishitokyo trip itinerary app.
Source
Create an itinerary including Tanashi Shrine
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tanashi Shrine reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
44 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • 雨の土曜日に伺いました。 娘の初めてのお参りです。 5千円で祈祷して頂きました。 ゆっくりできて、思い出になりました。 Very impressive place. Good remember with our Family.  more »
Google
  • Beautiful shrine
  • Excellent place.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance