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  • Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine)
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Atsuta-ku Jingu 1-1-1
    This shrine located in Nagoya City’s Atsuta Ward has been known familiarly as “Atsuta Sama” since long ago. Reported to have been established in 113, it is revered as a Great Shrine ranking second only to Ise Jingu Shrine. The shrine is famous as a place that enshrines the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne. The approximately 190,000-square meter premises are thick with kusunoki (camphor trees) that have been living for more than one thousand years, and are scattered with numerous setsumatsu-sha (smaller shrines managed under the shrine). There are numerous events and festivals held at the shrine including Hatsu Ebisu on January 5, and it is constantly bustling with visitors for Shichi-Go-San (shrine visit by children aged 7, 5 and 3), omiya-mairi (the first shrine visits by babies) and even Hatsu Mode (the first shrine visit of New Year).

    We arrived 1400h. There was only two tour buses. The rest were locals. So it was pretty quiet. It can get very crowded on special occasions and different season. It was a lovely walk and offering of...

  • Yamada Tenman-gu Shrine Kogane Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Kita-ku Yamadachou 3-25
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Ebisu, Okuninushi, and other gods located on the grounds of the Yamada Tenmangu. Visitors can wash their change here for good luck, and due to this the shrine is also nicknamed the Kogane-arai (Gold Washer). During the Hatsukogane Matsuri festival held in January of each year, many worshippers come to pray for business prosperity and luck with money.

    文教の祖神・菅原道真公の御神霊を祀る神社です。名古屋市内にはこの山田天満宮のほか、千種区の上野天満宮、中区の桜天神という3社の天神様があって、受験生の守護神として親しまれています。 私の子どもたちが受験する度に、名古屋市内の3社の天神様を参拝する「三大天神参り」で合格を祈願したものです。 御利益は…ご想像におまかせします。

  • Yoshida-jinja Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Toyohashishi Sekiyachou 2
    This shrine honors the Shinto deity Susanoo no mikoto. With connections to the god Gozu Tenno, it's been favored by warriors since the days of old. The shrine is nationally famous on account of July's Toyohashi Gion Festival. The celebration features a variety of events, including participants setting off hand held temochi-hanabi. These bamboo cylinders packed with gun powder held aloft erupt in a fountain of spark and flame. There's also an enormous fireworks display, a portable shrine event where parishioners transfer its Shinto god from one place to another, Sasa odori dance performances with participants in scarlet costumes, and the Yoritomo Parade which re-enacts a procession of the warlord Minamoto no Yoritomo.

    A very nice shrine. The grounds are well kept and the area has a nice spacious feel too it. You can access from several places. Though I think the best one is from Nawate street through the large...

  • Kamagami Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Kamagamichou 112
    A Shinto shrine located in Jiso Park in Kamagami-cho, Seto City. The shrine is dedicated to Tamikichi Kato, the man said to have revitalized Seto ware and who introduced porcelain making methods from Arita in Kyushu to the area. The unusual main shrine building is flanked by ceramic guardian lion-dogs and is modeled after a climbing kiln. During the Setomono Festival, an industrial festival held in September which celebrates Kato's efforts with ceramics, a large ceramics market, said to be one of the biggest in the country, is held where you can buy bargains and excellent products.
  • Momotaro Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Kurisu Ohira 853
    According to legend, the bank of the Kiso River in Inuyama is where the great folk hero Momotaro was born. Momotaro is a demigod who emerged from a peach, and Momotaro Shrine is dedicated to this legendary figure. The shrine was built in 1930. Mt. Momo beyond the shrine has been viewed as a Shinto deity since ancient times as it is the location where Momotaro last hid himself away. Locally, the shrine is believed to grant the prayers of those seeking to be blessed with children and to see their children grow healthy and strong. The shrine has an unusual torii gate decorated with a peach. The museum’s treasure hall presents materials relating to the legend of Momotaro.
  • Koinomizu-jinja Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Chitagunmihamachou Okuda Midoritsuzawa 92-91
    Said to make young people fall in love, this Shinto shrine is dedicated to Mitsuhanome-no-kami, a water goddess who legends connect with Emperor Ingyo, the 19th emperor of the early fifth century Yamato Court, and who is also said to have appeared in the Heian period. Originally the shrine was believed to heal any and all illnesses, but gradually the focus shifted to curing “lovesickness” and the shrine came to be connected with finding luck in love and marriage. The shrine’s heart-shaped ema votive tablets are unique and cute.

    以前はプラスチックのコップがならんで薄暗い場所でしたが、パワースポットのブームで印刷された紙コップを購入してお供えするシステムに変わっていました。皆さんのおかげで駐車場もきれいに整備されて観光地らしくなりました。

  • Iga Hachimangu Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Igachou Higashigounaka 86
    The enshrined deities of this shrine in Iga Town, Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, are the Emperor Ojin, the Emperor Chuai, Empress Jingu, and Tosho Daigongen (Ieyasu Tokugawa). The shrine was founded in 1470 by the fourth Chikatada as a guardian shrine for the Matsudaira family, ancestors of the Tokugawa family. Highly revered by the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu often visited here to pray for victory in war. Many buildings in the shrine’s grounds, such as the main shrine, the hall of offerings, and hall of worship, are important cultural properties of the country. Even now many people come here to pray as it is believed the shrine promises prosperity of family fortunes and success in business, as well as good luck in general. On the coldest day of January, the ‘fate of samurai’ event is held in which warrior’s fortunes for the year are pronounced.

    徳川家ゆかりの神社で重要文化財がとても目を見張ります。おおきな[さざれ石]もあります。御朱印は500円で頂きました。

  • Ueno Tenmangu Shrine, Nagoya Tenjin
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Akasakachou 4-89
    A Tenmangu Shinto shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of scholarship, located in Chigusa Ward, Nagoya City. Counted as one of Nagoya's three great Tenmangu shrines along with Sakuraten Shrine and the Yamada Tenmangu, locally it is also known as the Nagoya Tenjin. During entrance exam season each year, the shrine is visited by many students hoping to get into the school of their choice.

    があるので、お参りに伺いました。程々に混んでいましたが、いい感じの雰囲気のあるお稲荷さんです。お礼参りでまた伺いたいです。

  • Masumida Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Ichinomiyashi Masumida 1-2-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture dedicated to Amenohoakari no Mikoto. The shrine's primary festival, the Tokasai festival , also known as the Uma Matsuri, is held each year on April 3, and attendees can view a variety of events, such as the Uma no To decorated horse parade, horseback archery, and children's parade.

    愛知県一宮市真清田にある尾張国一宮。真清田神社は「ますみだじんじゃ」と読みます。 東海道本線の尾張一宮駅から向かいました。 行き方は色々ありますが、尾張一宮駅から東に300mほど行くとアーケードの商店街があり、そこを北上すること500mほどで神社の目の前に着きます。このルートだと雨にあまり濡れず、夏は日差しを避けられ、商店街には飲食店などもあるのでお勧めですね。 神社の入口には「一宮市道路元標...

  • Tsushima Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Tsushimashi Shinmeichou 1
    Located in Tsushima City, Aichi Prefecture, this Shinto shrine is the head shrine of all Tsushima shrines and is dedicated to Takehayasusa no O no Mikoto. The shrine's Tsushima Tenno Matsuri festival, held in July, is considered one of Japan's three greatest river festivals, and many tourists come to watch the beautiful makiwarabune boats lit up with paper lanterns at night.

    津島神社の南側に鎮座している神社です。神社の敷地内にあるのでいわゆる摂末社の扱いとなる神社です。津島駅側からいくとすこし遠いところにありますが、せっかくなので足をのばしてみてもよいかなというところです。ただ津島神社の本体にくらべるとさみしさはいなめません。

  • Suzuki Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 1-31-25
    "A Shinto shrine dedicated to the husband and wife gods Susanoo-no-Mikoto and Kushinadahime. The shrine is believed particularly to grant luck in finding love and in business prosperity and has become a popular mystical ""power spot"" destination. In July, the shrine holds a lantern festival, known for its Wakuguri ceremony to pray for good health, which attracts many visitors each year."

    You dont think of this or at least I didnt, that these would be dotted amongst the community. Its a very quaint shrine to service the local community. Not something youd travel to see but our air...

  • Takamu Jinja Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Chikusa-ku Imaike 1-4-18
    A Shinto shrine located not far from JR Chikusa Station which is dedicated to Takamimusubi no Kami. Part of the Koi no Sansha Meguri three shrine love pilgrimage, many worshippers come here seeking to realize true love. It is also said that those who drink the water from the traditional hand purification fountain on the grounds will find love.
  • Fukagawa Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Setoshi Fukagawachou 11
    A Shinto shrine located in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture notable for its tunnel-like round burial mound. The shrine's komainu ceramic lion-dog guardian statues were made in the Kamakura period; the oldest such ceramic komainu in Japan, they have been designated Important Cultural Properties. The shrine holds the Toso Matsuri each year in April to celebrate Kato Shirozaemon Kagemasa, the forefather of Seto pottery.
  • Rokusho Jinja
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Myoudaijichou Mimitori 44
    A Shinto shrine located in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture. Dedicated to easy childbirth, the shrine was once used by the might Matsudaira clan and Tokugawa clan, and today its grounds are seen as a mystical power spot. The shrine's main shrine, offering hall, worship hall, two-tier gate, and god hall have been designated National Important Cultural Property. Only on New Year's Day, visitors can get a drawing of the mystical treasure boat of the gods which is said to ensure a good first dream of the year to those who view it.

    It is easily accessible from Higashi Okazaki station. 10 mimutes on foot. A lot of people visit here to celebrate children as Shichi-go-san. Shichi-go-san is an annual Japanese festival to celebrate...

  • Mimo Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Ichinomiyashi Sanjou Miyanishi 1145
    A Shinto shrine located in Sanjomiyanishi, Ichinomiya City. A famed destination for bigleaf hydrangea viewing, the shrine is also the venue for the Onishi Hydrangea Festival held in June. During the festival, visitors can enjoy some 8,000 hydrangea plants spanning 70 varieties. The grounds are also lit up, seedlings are available for sale, and a variety of events such as taiko drum performances are conducted.

    アジサイが有名な神社です。 一昨年くらいにインスタで写真が載ってから一気に人が増えたように思います。 あの写真を撮るのにはとても並ぶので時間に余裕を持ってくる必要があります。

  • Owari Okunitama Shrine
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    44 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Inazawashi Kounomiya 1-1-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Konomiya, Inazawa City. The shrine is dedicated to the god Owari Okunitama no Kami. The Naoi Jinji, held in February and one of Japan's famous naked festivals, combines a Shinto ritual to cleanse evil influences dating back over 1,000 years with the custom of visiting the shrine in cold weather with little clothing to purify oneself.

    尾張大國霊神社 愛知県稲沢市国府宮1-1-1xa0 TEL:0587-23-2121 御祭神 尾張大國霊神 配祀 伊弉册命、天照大御神、素盞烏尊、奇稻田姫命、活玉依姫、手摩乳、脚摩乳 xa0 主祭神は、尾張大國霊神。大己貴命の御霊。 昔、五月六日、大己貴命が当地に降臨し、尾張中島直の祖・天背男命と契り、尾張国を平定されました...

  • Iwazu Tenmangu Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Okazakishi Iwaduchou Higashiyama 53
    A Shinto shrine located in Higashiyama Iwazu-cho, Okazaki City. Dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of scholarship, every month on the 25th the shrine holds a ceremony to pray for success in scholarly endeavors, attracting many hopeful students. The shrine is also believed to grant worshippers recovery from illness and protection from misfortune. The shrine is also famous for its nakizumo (crying baby sumo) event held on the grounds every May 5.

    お参りの途中で車から降りてきた人から鍵を失くしたので自宅まで連れて行ってと頼まれ、キイ―を取りに行ってやりました。こんなこともあるのかと驚きましたが天神さんのおかげかなと今では思っています。

  • Ooagata Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Miyayama 3
    A Shinto shrine located in Miyayama, Inuyama City. The shrine is dedicated to the forefather of Owari Province, the god Oagata no Okami. The adjoining Hime no Miya auxiliary shrine is dedicated to Tama-himeno Mikoto, a guardian goddess of women said to aid in easy delivery, bearing children, women's diseases, and finding love and marriage.
  • Sanko Inari Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Inuyamashi Inuyama Kitakoken 65-18
    A Shinto shrine standing at the foot of Inuyama Castle in Inuyama Kitakoken, Inuyama City. Although uncertain, according to legend, the temple was founded in 1586. The shrine was originally located in the adjoining Marunouchi Ryokuchi Park and was moved to its current location in 1964. The shrine was once frequented by Oda Nobuyasu, uncle of the mighty Oda Nobunaga, as well as the Naruse clan, whose members once served as the lords of Inuyama Castle.

    Pray for love and good couple life with heart-shape wooden plate. Don’t forget to make merit and ring the bell.

  • Chiryu Shinto Shrine
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    Aichi Pref. Chiryushi Nishimachi Jinden 12
    A Shinto shrine standing along the Toyota-Minami Bypass in Nishi-machi Jinden, Chiryu City. According to legend, the temple was founded during the reign of Japan's 12th emperor, Emperor Keiko (71-130). In the Edo period, the shrine was counted as one of the three major shrines on the Tokaido highway. Believed to grant protection from mamushi pit vipers, a poisonous variety of snake which lives in the region, the shrine was once frequented by Tokaido travelers. The Chiryu Festival is held each year on May 2 and 3. The full festival is held every second year, and during this time five spectacular traditional shrine floats are put on parade. National Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property-designated ningyo joruri puppet theater performances are also conducted.

    江戸時代は長虫(マムシなど)よけなどのお札を求め全国から行脚してお参りに来ていたほどの有名な神社です。 境内に駐車場があり便利ですよ。 初夏の花しょうぶもキレイです。

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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