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Head shrine of the Ebisu sect of Shinto, Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine (えびす宮総本社 西宮神社)

"This is the head shrine of the Shinto lineage dedicated to the god Ebisu. It's about a five-minute walk southwest from the south exit of Hyogo Prefecture's Nishinomiya Station on Hanshin Electric Railway's Main Line. Locally called ""Nishinomiya-no-Ebessan,"" its primary deities include Ebisu Okami and Amaterasu Omikami. Features include a large front gate called the ""Red Gate"" that was supposedly consecrated by Toyotomi Hideyori, the main shrine dedicated in 1663 by the fourth shogun Ietsuna, and Ebisu-no-Mori, a grove covering a portion of the precincts. The grove is a Prefectural Natural Treasure and the main shrine is a National Treasure. Events include the Toka Ebisu Festival and the shrine's main annual festival, as well as the famous Kaimon Shinji Fukuotoko Erabi ritual (an annual race to determine the year's lucky man) that draws a huge crowd every year."


Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Shakechou 1-17 (Takarazuka / Amagasaki / NishinomiyaArea)

phone 0798330321

[Apr.--Aug.] 5:00-19:00
[Oct.--Feb.] 5:00-18:00
[9/Mar.] 5:00-18:30

Review of Nishinomiya Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/06/09 Busy & festive shrine January 9th to 11th
Ive been on the busiest night and the crowd is massive. Its all fun but might be a bit of a struggle for anyone with young children, the aged or infirm. Lots of colorful and interesting sights. I...
Reviewed:2019/06/05 Money Luck!
Here is for a money luck spot that is very famous in Japan!
Inside of Shirine, there is a “Chaya”= traditional and historical Japanese cafe.
Amazake that is non-alcohol sake which taste is sweeten...
Reviewed:2017/05/19 Amazing
It was not a busy day when I went there so I was able to walk around without and appreciate the surroundings better. My favorite spot is the garden with pond and well organized landscape.

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Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Shakechou 1-17 [map]
Takarazuka / Amagasaki / NishinomiyaArea
[Apr.--Aug.] 5:00-19:00
[Oct.--Feb.] 5:00-18:00
[9/Mar.] 5:00-18:30
open everyday
[Worship fee] Free
Parking Lot
Available (About100spaces)
* New Year's Holiday, Ten Sunday Ebisu, etc., Available if not available at the time of the festival
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture's main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country's most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.