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Sumida-ku, Mukojima
Said to have been constructed in 1289 as an enshrinement of the Akiba-jinya Shrine from Shizuoka Prefecture, which enshrines the god of fire prevention. During the Edo Period it was worshipped by the inner palace of Edo Castle and by various Daimyo (feudal lords). Famous as Edo's number one spot for viewing the changing autumn leaves. There were also a large number restaurants before the gate, making it popular with visiting worshippers.