It’s a huge rock, it’s a bastion of cement, it’s a weirdly jagged hill- ! No, it’s a shrine situated on hardened lava from Mount Fuji’s last eruption! How cool is that?
Welcome to Shinagawa Shrine, located next to the old Tokaido road, and one of the top ten shrines in Tokyo back under the Ten Shrine System started by Emperor Meiji. Accessible via Shinbanba station on the Keikyuu line, it’s not often crowded nor packed with tourists, but is interesting enough that its almost a shame. (Except not really because… Let’s face it, shrines you have to fight your way through are far less fun.)