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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.
  • 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.
  • Matsuo Konpiragu Shrine
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi
    This old shrine sits on the side of Mt. Shirotaki. A stone lantern built in 1860 that stands on the grounds of the temple has been designated as a Tosashimizu City cultural property. Built from sandstone and standing more than two meters high, the sides of the stone lantern have been engraved with the names and trade names of past donors to the temple. It has attracted attention as a valuable historical source for the information it provides about the Tokugawa period.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    なんて読むのか最初はわかりませんでしたが、 「すぎもと神社」と読むそうです。 伊野駅からは歩いて10-15分ほどでしょうか。 地元の古くから愛されている神社という感じがしました。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kako Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Otsuotsu 3199
  • Ichiki Shrine
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    Kochi Muroto-shi Murotsu
  • Kamo Shrine
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    Kochi Hata-gun Kuroshiocho Irino
  • Kakegawa Shrine
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    Kochi Kochi-shi Azononakamachi 8-30
  • Kanyu Shrine
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    Kouchi Pref. Murotoshi Hanechou Otsu
  • 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...

  • Okitsu Hachimangu Shrine
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Shimantocho Okitsu
  • Kotohira Shrine
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    Kochi Nankoku Satokaida 2607
  • Kumano Shrine
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    Kochi Aki-gun Toyo Cho Kannoura
  • Takaoka Shrine
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Shimantocho Shidehara
  • Kochisuwa Shrine
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    Kouchi Pref. Sukumoshi Hiratachou Henai

Kochi Areas


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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