Shrine Spots in Kochi Area

  • Tosa-jinja Shrine
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Ikkushinane 2-16-1
    This shrine is located in Ikkushinane, Kochi City. Said to date back to ancient times, it enshrines Ajisukitakahikone no Kami, the Shinto deity of land development and industrial prosperity, and Hitokotonushi no Kami, the Shinto deity of harmony and cooperation. It is widely believed to grant visitors wishes for better fortune and good luck. The current main building designated a national cultural important property was rebuilt in 1570 by the samurai warlord Chosokabe Motochika.

    There is something special about the shrines, which are all over the city. They have a mystical feel to them. The beauty of the buildings, lanterns, sculptures and gardens realty grab your...

  • Ichijo Shrine
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    Kochi Shimanto-shi Nakamurahonmachi 1-11
    A shrine constructed in 1862 by volunteers to commemorate the Tosa Ichijo clan at the site of the Ichijo Family's mausoleum at the Nakamura Gosho Ruins on Mt. Komori. Historic sites related to the Ichijos on the grounds include Fujimi-no Goten ato (site of a wisteria viewing hall) and Kesho-no-Ido well. Every year from November 22 to 24, the grand Ichijo Taisai Festival is held across the city in their honor.

    這附近本有小京都之稱,但不知道是否已下班時份,神社入口旁邊的商業通亦水靜鵝飛,除了神社正門對荐的超級市場,真是人影不多見! 神社本身雖不太突出但也不錯,而且有很清晰易明白的指示如何參拜,對旅客很有幫助。

  • Yusuhara Mishima Shrine
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Yusuharacho Kawa Nishiji 2196
    This Shinto shrine holds performances of Tsunoyama Kagura (Shinto music and dancing) in the fall that has been designated a national Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. The precincts include Tsuno Shrine, which honors the founder Tsuno Tsunetaka; a 400-year old fir tree; a stone monument with an inscription by Keigetsu Omachi Yoshie; and a wooden sacred horse. The wooden bridge that leads to the precincts is called Miyuki Bridge.

    Yusuhara has a population of around 4,000 - so tiny by Japanese standards. At the end of the Main Street sits this beautiful Shrine across an old wooden bridge. Walking there is to enter into another...

  • Sugimoto Shrine
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    Kochi Agawa-gun Inocho Daikokucho
    Nicknamed “Ino-no-Daikokusama,” this is an ancient Daikoku-cho Shinto shrine. It enshrines three Shinto deities: Okuninushi-no-mikoto, Susanoo-no-mikoto, and Kushi-inada-hime. Its founding dates back to the year 793, and the octagonal portable shrine there dating from the Kamakura period is a national Important Cultural Property. The deities there are thought to impart a multitude of boons, including good fortune, matchmaking, household safety, business prosperity, recovery from illness, and more. The festivals held in spring and autumn are counted among Tosa's three major festivals; the most important event in the region, it sees hundreds of thousands of visitors come from inside and outside the prefecture.

    Although this shrines name is Sugimoto Shrine, locally it is known as Daikoku-san. Daikoku is Done of the Shichi-fuku-jin Seven Lucky Gods and is the god of wealth and the god that looks out for...

  • Otonashi Shrine
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    Kochi Susaki-shi Uranouchihigashibun Naru
    Also known as the Miyajima of Tosa, this is one of Japan's leading Shinto shrines for finding love. The main sanctuary, offering hall, and worship hall were rebuilt by the second Tosa feudal lord Yamauchi Tadayoshi in 1663 and have been designated Important National Cultural Properties. The shrine is also known for its unusual practice of letting written omikuji oracles wash out to sea.
  • Warei Shrine
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Kouda
    This shrine is located in Mizutaniyama, Koda, Kochi City. Founded by ancestors of Sakamoto Ryoma in 1762, it enshrines the guardian deity​ of the Sakamoto family. It is said that Sakamoto Ryoma visited the shrine in 1862 to perform a mizusakazuki ritual, drinking water together from a sake cup at a final parting when he left the Tosa clan. Each March, the shrine holds the Ryoma Dappan Matsuri Festival commemorating his leaving the Tosa clan.
  • Ushioe Tenmangu Shrine
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    Kouchi Pref. Kouchishi Tenjinmachi 19-20
    This shrine is in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture. Legends say it was founded in 905, and its primary deities are Sugawara-no-Michizane, his eldest son Takami, and his wife. Since it's in the heart of Kochi City, it is the busiest shrine in the city around New Year's day with visitors coming for Hatsumode, the first prayer of the year. Its Romon tower gate is a designated Kochi City Cultural Asset, and the grounds hold a bull statue that is deeply connected to Michizane.
  • Manga Shrine
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Nakatosacho Onomi Hashidani
    A unique Shinto shrine where high school students visit to pray for victory during the Manga Koshien period; held annually in Kochi Prefecture, teams of three to five members compete writing comics. In the shrine's early days, it became famous when a team made a come-back after worshiping there. Look for the eye-catching, colorful roof.
  • Yamauchi Shinto Shirine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Takajomachi 2-4-65
    Fujinami Shrine was built on the grounds of Kochi Castle by the 10th feudal lord Toyokazu in 1806. It honors Kazutoyo and his wife Kenshoin (Chiyo) as well as the second feudal lord Tadayoshi. A new shrine was built to honor the achievements of the 15th feudal lord Toyoshige and 16th feudal lord Toyonori, active at the end of the Edo period and during the Meiji restoration. It was completed in 1934, given its current name, and declared an Imperial Shrine of Special Status. It still honors the historic figures listed above.
  • Hada Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Nagahama 857-1
    The only Shinto shrine in the country that deifies Chosokabe Motochika. It was founded in 1871 at the site of the original Sekkeiji Temple at the foot of Nagahama Castle's hill. Precious items it houses include a colored portrait of Chosokabe Motochika on silk (National Important Cultural Property), a seated image of Motochika (Kochi Prefecture Cultural Property), written copies of Chosokabe land survey records from the Nagahama district, a monument to the dead from the Hetsugigawa battle, and votive pictures dedicated by Yamauchi Tadayoshi.
  • Fuba Hachimangu Shrine
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    Kochi Shimanto-shi Fuba 1374-1
    520 years ago, the court noble Ichijo escaped the Onin War and founded a stronghold in Nakamura to manage a manor; he divided and re-enshrined the spirits of Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine in Yamashiro Province, creating the main guardian deity of the Hata District as well as the guardian god of the Ichijo family at this Hachiman Shrine. The main shrine was designated as a National Important Cultural Property in 1963. Festivals include a portable shrine washing ceremony on a Sunday around July 14 on the old lunar calendar; a yoimiya festival two days before Sports Day; and the shrine's main festival the day before Sports Day.
  • WakamiyaHachimangu Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Nagahama 6600

    This little shrine is not ostentatious, but has a strong appeal. It is beautifully maintained and is set against a dark green backdrop of trees. We went for New Years when it was crowded but festive...

  • Kochi Daijingu Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Obiyamachi 2-chome 7-2

    高知城に近くひろめ市場のとなりにある神社です。きつね、へび、鹿、亀、馬など全国にはいろいろな神獣がありますが、ここは神鶏で、境内で鶏が迎えてくれます。

  • Kure Hachimangu Shrine
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Nakatosacho Kure 6515

    御由緒に、津波で社殿などが流出したため、宝永地震以前のことは詳らかでないとありました。 海岸近くに鎮座しているため、幾度か津波の被害に遭っています。参道の近くには、津波被害を記した案内板も設置されていました。隣接して、津波避難タワーの「純平タワー」があり、津波の備えとともに、災禍の大きさも感じられます。 拝殿の南側には、岩に開いた穴を抜けて参拝する「厄ぬけ石」が祀られています。ポットホールが貫通し...

  • Kaoru Teki Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Horagajimacho 5-7

    こじんまりとした神社ですが、社務所や社以外にも池などもあり雰囲気のある神社です。合格祈願などされている人が多いです。

  • Kochi Gokoku Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Gyuko 213

    キレイでした。でも整備されていて、面白さはなかったです。なんというか、自然信仰じゃないぽい神社はあんまり好きじゃない。

  • Konomine Shrine
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    Kochi Aki-gun Yasuda Cho Tonohama

    Très peu fréquenté, cet autel est accessible après une quinzaine de minutes de balade sur un sentier en vieilles pierres, au milieu de la jungle. Et dun coup on découvre ce vieux temple isolé...

  • Asakura Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Asakurahei 2100-I

    朝倉駅から西へすぐの場所にあり、踏切を渡ると参道になります。 住宅街の中にありますが、とても厳かな雰囲気の神社です。 こんな点からも由緒ある神社を感じます。

  • Tosa Ninomiya Komura Shrine
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Hidakamura Shimobun

    I enjoyed great cherry blossom when I was waiting for my co-workers near that place. I was walking around this shrine!!!

  • Kochi Hachimangu Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Harimayacho 3-chome 8-11

    高知駅から南へ歩くと、すぐにあります。 市街地とは思えないほど静かな雰囲気です。 休日は、隣に小さな公園があるためか、子どもたちの遊ぶ声が聞こえ、どこか懐かしい雰囲気すら感じます。

Kochi Areas

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The largest of Shikoku’s prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island’s most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you’re a pilgrim or not, Kochi’s 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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