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Shrine Spots in Fukui Area

  • Keya Kurotatsu Shrine
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Keya 3-8-1
    Located in Keya, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, this old shrine is beloved by locals as “Kurotatsu-san.” Said to have been built in Kurotatsu Town as a water deity for guarding Kuzuryu River, it receives adoration as one of Japan’s old four Daimyojin. It’s believed to be useful for warding off bad fortune, improving vitality, pregnancy, safe birth, and success in business. Recently, it’s popular as a power spot. The precincts feature many spots for improving fortune, like the “gankake ishi” or the “kounno nadeishi.”
  • Kehi-jingu Shrine
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    165 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Akebonochou 11-68
    Location of the scenic spots from “Narrow Road to the Interior”, Kehi-jingu Shrine is a shrine of Echizen serving the Hokuriku Road and is located in Tsuruga City in Fukui Prefecture. The primary god worshipped there is Izasawake-no-mikoto, who oversees food, and has long been worshipped as a god for protecting all of life (food, shelter, clothing), particularly in seafaring, and fishing. There are many sites to see, such as the large torii gate (Important Cultural Property), the “old man” Noh masks, Sarutahiko masks (both Cultural Properties) and the eucalyptus trees (Natural Monuments for Tsuruga City). Approximately 10 minutes via Tsuruga Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    We visited the Shrine whilst on a cruise day stop. We saw several Shrines whilst in Japan and although they all seem very much alike there is always a different charm to them all. It was quiet and...

  • Oshio Hachimangu Shrine
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    Fukui Pref. Echizenshi Kunikanechou 22-2
    Hokuriku’s only large-scale hall of worship, Oshio Hachimangu Shrine is a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property that features a main worship hall and many smaller shrines. It offers a lot to see, with many cultural properties like the temple bell crafted during the Northern and Southern Dynasties Period. The main hall is 15.76 meters wide and 8.88 meters deep, and features a hip-and-gable structure with a shingled roof.

    越前国二ノ宮の古社で、結構大きな神社です。一の鳥居から進んで、二の鳥居をくぐって、長い階段の参道、三の鳥居、そして神門、拝殿があります。室町時代の建立と考えられる長床式の入母屋造柿葺です。左手に神社でありながら鐘楼があり梵鐘は越前市指定文化財です。右手に絵馬電兼神輿庫があり、越前市指定文化財の絵馬が所狭しと掛けられています。立派な神輿が置かれていました。

  • Kehi Jingu Shrine
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Akebonochou 11-68
    This shrine, which is fondly called Kei-san by the locals, is located in Tsuruga City and is the ichinomiya (highest ranked shrine in the region) in Echizen Province and the chief guardian shrine of the Hokurikudo region. The Long Kehi Festival for which the shrine is famous starts with the Yoimiya (pre-event) Festival on September 2nd, the Shinko (mikoshi portable shrine) Festival on the 3rd, the Reitai (main) Festival on the 4th, the Gojitsu (post-event) Festival from the 5th to the 10th and the festivities end with the Tsukinami (monthly) Festival on the 15th. Many worshippers participate in the festival and it is a historical event in the Hokuriku calendar.
  • Kanegasakigu Shrine
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    Fukui Pref. Tsurugashi Kanegasakichou 1-4
    This shrine, famous for its Flower-Exchanging Festival held at the beginning of April each year, is popular as the shrine of love. Flower-Exchanging is thought to have begun around 1907. These days, the festival lasts 10 days and it is said that originally men and women who visited the shrine to see the cherry blossoms called out “Let’s exchange flowers.” to each other and exchanged small branches of blossoms to communicate their feelings.
  • Asuwa-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Asuwakamichou 108
    With a deep faith and history spanning over 1,500 years since its founding, the Asuwa-jinja Shrine—named for the ancestor deity of Echizen—venerates Emperor Keitai as the main deity, with other deities worshipped here as well. On the grounds you’ll find takao maples and weeping cherry trees which were designated as Natural Monuments in 1970. They are best viewed in mid November and around April 10th respectively, when many visitors enjoy them.

    A nice shrine in some beautiful scenery, worth visiting if you make the walk up Asuwayama. Easiest to visit by car. Best to visit in the Spring or the Fall, to see the cherry blossoms and red/orange...

  • Fukui-ken GokokuI Jinja shrine
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    2 Reviews
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    Fukui Pref. Fukuishi Omiya 2-13-8
    This shrine was built in 1941 to worship the souls of fallen soldiers from Fukui including Hashimoto Keigaku, a patriot of the Meiji Restoration. It is reputed for its strong, tear-resistant hand-made Japanese paper (Echizen washi) amulets made by Ichibei Iwano, a national treasure, giving the shrine even more divine virtues.

    福井駅や福井城からは少し距離がありますが、福井県立美術館から徒歩圏内です。美術鑑賞の後で立ち寄るには丁度よかったです。境内の祭殿など比較的新しく感じられました。

  • Wakasa Ichinomiya (Wakasahiko Shrine and Wakasahime Shrine)
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    Fukui Obama-shi Onyu 65-41
    This shrine is located at the base of Mt. Tadagadake a five-minute drive from JR Higashi-Obama Station. It is comprised of Wakasahiko Shrine, the upper shrine, and Wakasahime Shrine, the lower shrine. Together, they are called the Jogegu (upper and lower shrines) or Wakasa Ichinomiya, which means the most important shrine of Wakasa. The ancient and high-ranking shrine was even listed as a Myojin Taisha shrine in the Engishiki, a Heian period book of laws and customs. The Wakasahime Shrine is said to grant prayers for the gift of children and safe childbirth. Its grounds include a pair of ying-yang stones called “Kodaneishi” for their resemblance to genitalia, a ginkgo tree called “Chichigami-sama,” as well a 1000-year-old cedar tree. The approach to the shrine, which is lined by thick groves of trees, has a solemn atmosphere that feels detached from daily life.
  • SojaDaijingu Shrine
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    5 Reviews
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Kyomachi 1-4-35
    A shrine in Kyomachi 1-Chome, Echizen City. To reduce the burden of pilgrimage a local official decreed that all the divine spirits of Echizen Province would be enshrined together in this one location with the primary enshrined deities being Onamuchi-no-Mikoto and Emrpess Koken. Locals refer to the shrine by the familiar name Osonja-san and lots of visitors gather for the July 1st summer festival where Shinto rituals including the Chi-no-Wa Kuguri (Passing through a woven grass ring) are held.

    武生駅から周辺を散策して、ヨコガワという店でボルガライスを食べて、そのついでに立ち寄りました。『越前国府』と書かれた石碑がありました〇

  • Okamoto Shrine -Otaki Shrine
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Otakicho 13-1
    A shrine in Otaki-cho, Echizen City. The inner shrine is located at the top of Mt. Gongen with another shrine in the village in the foothills. This is the only shrine in Japan that enshrines Kawakami Gozen, the god of paper making, who was said to have brought the technique of papermaking to the area 1500 years ago. The main shrine building and front shrine building of the village shrine are examples of late Edo period architecture and have been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.
  • Mikuni Shrine
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    Fukui Sakai-shi Mikunicho Sanno 6-2-80
    A shrine in Sanno, Mikuni-cho 6-Chome, Sakai City. The enshrined deities of worship are Oyamakui-no-Mikoto and Emperor Keitai. The grounds are thick with Japanese Zelkova trees and are home to the Zuijinmon two-storied gate, the largest in the prefecture and a registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of the Prefecture. The Mikuni Festival is held every May and features floats decorated with large samurai figures that are paraded through the town. The festival always draws large crowds.
  • Heisenji Temple Hakusan Shrine
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    115 Reviews
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    Fukui Katsuyama-shi Heisenjicho Heisenji 56-63
    A temple in Heisenji-cho, Katsuyama City. It was founded in 717 CE as a location to worship the holy mountain, Mt. Hakusan. By the time of the warring states period it had swelled into a massive holy city housing 8000 monks. Though prosperous the monastery was then destroyed during the Ikko-Ikki Jodo Shinshu Buddhist uprising. Remnants of the massive temple grounds still remain and the area has been designated a national historic site called the Old Temple Grounds of the Hakusan Heisenji Temple. It is also called the Kokedera or Moss Temple because of the beautiful scenery of the grounds completely covered in moss.

    Went here with a Japanese speaker. Met a few people who enjoyed sharing their knowledge with us. Wouldnt have been able to do that without her help. Even if you do not know Japanese this is a...

  • Fujishima Shrine
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    Fukui Fukui-shi Keya 3-8-21
    A shrine which enshrines Nitta Yoshisada, a military commander from the Period of Northern and Southern Courts (mid-late 14th century), and his family. Nitta fell in battle in 1338 and nearly some 300 years later his helmet was discovered by a local peasant. Because of that the area came to be called Nittazuka. In 1870 a small wayside shrine was constructed which would later become Fujishima Shrine. It's said that people who pray will be blessed to do well in both sports and studies and that it helps to ward off evil. Amulets marked with the kanji for 'One' as is said to be hand-written by Nitta Yoshisada are offered for purchase.
  • Uwase Shrine
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Kiyama
  • Ukan Shrine
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    Fukui Imadate-gun Ikedacho Mizumi
  • Ukan Shrine
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    Fukui Nanjo-gun Minamiechizencho Domiya
  • Katashiba Shrine
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    Fukui Pref. Sabaeshi Kawashimachou
  • Ebisu Shrine
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Fukui Mikatakaminakagun-gun Wakasacho Sueno

    恵比須神社は須部神社とも称しています。社標と鳥居額、石燈籠など、両名称が混在しています。商売繁盛の神様として、県外からのお参りも多いそうです。

  • Gou Shrine
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    Fukui Echizen-shi Fumurocho 20-12
  • Sakichi Shrine
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    Fukui Oi-gun Takahamacho Miyazaki 59-3

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Northeast of Kyoto, the ancient Tojinbo Cliffs separate Fukui prefecture from the Sea of Japan in a stretch of land well worth exploring. Water sports and seaside delicacies are available in abundance as the spectacular rugged coastline flattens down into beaches to the west of the prefecture, while inland, Fukui is home to Zen Buddhist temples and historic ruins.

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