Ako Oishi-jinja Shrine (赤穂大石神社)
Oishi-jinja Shrine is dedicated to Oishi Yoshio (Kuranosuke) and the 47 Ronin (masterless samurai) from the Chushingura literature. As the 47 Ronin endured a difficult 22-month period, it's thought worshiping here will make one's greatest wish come true. It's on the north side of the Ako Castle Ruins. The shrine's Gishi Treasure House and Gishi Museum have displays of Kuranosuke's swords as well as items connected to the 47 Ronin. It's a great chance to learn more about Ako Gishi, another name for the 47 Ronin. The Ako Gishi Festival is held on December 14 every year to commemorate the 47 Ronin's raid on the Kira Residence. It's a lively event with crowds and parades through downtown Ako, as well as lantern stands lit in honor of the Ronin along the way to the shrine.
Hyougo Pref. Akoushi Kamikariya 131-7 (Himeji / Ako / HarimaArea)
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- open everyday
- [Grounds tour] Free
[Common ticket] 450yen (Yoshio treasure hall, annex, Yoshio Thursday statue Hoanden, Yoshio Oishi's house ruins)
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
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- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
- Pet friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.