Inari, the Fox God

Very close to our inn, the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan, you can find a shrine for Inari, the fox god, who is a god of wealth and agriculture (among other things). The shrines dedicated to Inari are very easy to recognize because they are guarded by fox statues instead of the usual lion-dogs.

This shrine is protecting the neighborhood and you’ll see locals come to pray there.