A popular souvenir among tourists these days is a hanko: a Japanese-style stamp that serves as your signature. Meanwhile, shrines and temples offer visitors stamps called goshuin. Learn about the many stamps available in Tokyo!
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Go Stamp-crazy in Tokyo!
Tokyo Daijingu Shrine One of Tokyo's official top five shrines, boasting a history of around 2,000 years. Renowned for blessing devotees with successful marriages.
Akagi Shrine Kengo Kuma, the architect tasked with designing the Olympic Stadium for 2020, also designed this shrine. It is a popular place for women praying for their wishes to come true.
Kongohin Temple Toshima Ward, where many legends of the manga world lived in their youth, hosts this temple that offers manga-themed goshuin stamps and a Manga Jizo statue said to boost your creativity if you rub it for good luck.
Ito Inbo After 45 years as a professional hanko carver, owner Mutsuko Ito is a master of the art. She makes them from warm natural woods. With advance reservations you can make your own hanko.
Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Main Store (second floor) This large electronics store offers a hanko vending machine where you can make your own hanko. Instructions available in English, Chinese and Korean.
- 1) Tokyo Daijingu Shrine
- Address: 2-4-1 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku
- 2) Akagi Shrine
- Address: 1-10 Akagimotomachi, Shinjuku-ku
- 3) Kongohin Temple
- Address: 1-9-2 Nagasaki, Toshima-ku
- 4) Ito Inbo
- Address: 1-19-4 Senzoku, Taito-ku
- 5) Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Main Store (second floor)
- Address: 1-11-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
- Togo Shrine
- Address: 1-9-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
- Bunbukudo Inbo
- Address: 5-7-12 Higashioi, Shinagawa-ku
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- To discover the culture and become a part of the Japanese world which was always my dreams. Even after 2 years here in Tokyo, everyday is full of new surprises.