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May 31, 2017

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Go Stamp-crazy in Tokyo!

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Further Info

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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

Others

Togo Shrine
Address: 1-9-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Bunbukudo Inbo
Address: 5-7-12 Higashioi, Shinagawa-ku

Reporter

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Romain Toniolo

Nationality:
France
Occupation:
Model and Talent
When did you first come to Japan?:
2012
Reason for coming to Japan:
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.