Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #8 Nerima

#8. Nerima

Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that in mind, and desperate to get out on my new bike, I decided to cycle round ALL the Inari Shrines in Tokyo taking each of the 23 wards one at a time.

Inspired by recent interest in tiny shrines, this idea seemed like a good way of hunting them down in a slightly more orderly fashion. This really is not so much about the actual Inari Shrines but just getting out on my bike and having a means to an end. Please note that there are many more Inari Shrines (as well as other shrines) than what’s listed below but these were all the ones registered on Google Maps. The times in brackets next to the name of the shrines note the (approximate) time of day I was at each place.

Starting Point: Tokyo Fox Global Operations Centre, Itabashi-ku (09:57)

1. Inari Shrine @ 2-26-34 Tagara (10:20)

2. Inari Shrine @ 4-22-15 Heiwadai (10:32)


3. Inari Shrine @ 2-13 Kasugacho (See notes below!!)


4. Inari Shrine @ 2-2-1 Kasugacho (10:39)


5. Inari Shrine @ 3-27-11 Koyama (10:47)


6. Inari Shrine @ 4-29-2 Koyama (10:53)


7. Inari Shrine @ 3-21 Takamatsu (11:07)


8. Inari Shrine @ 3-43 Fujimidai (11:17)


9. Inari Shrine @ 5-2-3 Takanodai (11:27)


10. Inari Shrine @ 1-44 Oizumimachi (11:42)


11. Inari Shrine @ 3-13 Nishioizumi (12:04)


12. Inari Shrine @ 6-34 Higashioizumi (12:18)

13. Inari Shrine @ 5-22 Shakujiidai (12:25)


14. Inari Shrine @ 4-18 Shakujiidai (12:32)


15. Inari Shrine @ 3-1-16 Sekimachiminami (12:46)

16. Takeshita Inari Shrine @ 2-3-22 Sekimachiminami (12:49)


17. Inari Shrine @ 3-4 Nakamuraminami (13:13)

18. Musashino Inari Shrine @ 10-1 Sakaecho (13:48)

Date: Sunday 7th June 2020

Weather: Sunny

Area: 48.08 km²

Distance: 44.57 km

Time: 3.45 hrs

Calories Burned: 1352

Top: Green Fox Racing t-shirt

Notes: A collection of mostly nameless shrines located amidst the maze of clustered back streets. The first and last shrines were both pretty much out of bounds as was the one in the driving school. #12 was perhaps the most interesting and I briefly felt like Indiana Jones or whoever as I worked my way through the overgrown jungle surrounding the shrine. I accidentally missed the 3rd shrine but went back five days later to photograph it. Notice that I’m wearing different shorts from the customary photo of me at the final shrine of the day! It’s very close to the second one so the total time of my ride wouldn’t have been affected too much.

Fox Rating: 2/10

Nearby Sights: The Ground Self Defense Force Nerima Garrison

Click on the following links for other posts from the ‘Foxed In The Head’ Series…

#1. Itabashi     #2. Toshima   #3. Kita   #4. Katsushika   #5. Shinagawa   #6. Kōtō   #7. Shibuya

Click here to read ‘TF Top 10……Tokyo Themed Cycling Rides’

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