The EDOCCO logo captures Kanda Myoujin’s unique aesthetic in a stylized rendering of the shrine’s gongen design. The distinctive ridges around the roof recall botan-ji (an Edo-period calligraphy style), while the EDOCCO font adapts higemoji (“whisker-styled” characters, also popular in the Edo period) lettering. The numbers of ridges and “whiskers” are both odd, keeping with the Japanese belief that odd numbers have auspicious connotations.
Introducing the EDOCCO
Edo Culture Complex,
a new facility commemorating
the 1,300th anniversary of
the founding of Kanda Myoujin
Kanda Myoujin, dating back roughly 1,300 years, enshrines three deities as a historical landmark for the Kanda, Nihombashi, Akihabara, Otemachi, and Marunouchi areas of central Tokyo.
To celebrate the 1,300th anniversary of our founding in 730, we undertook a variety of new projects in hopes of enhancing the site’s appeal and presence. In addition to widening the approach to the shrine, thereby giving visitors a more comfortable, relaxing environment to enjoy, we also launched an initiative to build the EDOCCO Edo Culture Complex—a facility that not only upholds divine virtue but also serves to showcase culture both old and new. EDOCCO houses a variety of spaces, including Kanda Myoujin Hall (where visitors can check in for shrine visits, purchase amulets, food, drinks, and souvenirs, and take advantage of other features), a studio (giving visitors opportunities to experience a diverse array of traditional culture), and even a special lounge (replete with an outdoor garden).
Tradition × Innovation
At the heart of the EDOCCO concept is the vision of fusing tradition and innovation: carrying on the continuing legacy of Japanese tradition and, at the same time, creating new culture in a welcoming embrace of diverse cultural elements and values. In pursuing that ideal, EDOCCO will breathe new life into shrine Shintoism and Japanese culture.
EDOCCO’s core objectives:Three forms of exchange
Cultural exchange through explorations of Shinto
EDOCCO serves as a platform for showcasing shrine Shintoism and a variety of other cultural elements to visitors from around the world.
Value exchange through traditional arts and crafts
EDOCCO serves as an eye-opening gateway into Japan’s time-honored values, deepening visitors’ interests in the cultural landscapes of Tokyo and Japan.
Spiritual exchange through Edo-style hospitality
EDOCCO serves as a setting for spiritual exchange, with the “iki” aesthetic—a product of the Edo period—informing a captivating sense of hospitality.
Gosha-den, EDO Culture Complex, and Myoujin Kaikan are connected by an underground walkway.
- Chuo Line / Sobu Line :
- 5-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station (Hijiribashi Exit)
- Keihin Tohoku Line / Yamanote Line :
- 7-minute walk from Akihabara Station (Electric Town Exit)
- Marunouchi Line :
- 5-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station (Exit 1)
- Chiyoda Line :
- 5-minute walk from Shin-Ochanomizu Station (Exit B1)
- Ginza Line :
- 5-minute walk from Suehirocho Station
- Hibiya Line :
- 7-minute walk from Akihabara Station
- Paid parking available
- space limited
2-16-2, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021