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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.

place

Hyougo Pref. Akoushi Kamikariya 131-7 (Himeji / Ako / HarimaArea)

phone 0791422054
place

8:30-17:00

Review of Ako Oishi Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/24 BETTER SECOND TIME AROUND A YEAR LATER
There were questions unanswered from my first visit which I was able to this time. The temple is more than just the building you see. there is a four building museum there to explain further the...
Reviewed:2019/09/28 大石神社
The Shrine is an attraction in the larger Ako Castle (ruins) premise. It’s about 5 minutes’ walk from the castle ruins and 10 mins from the Ako Museum
The shrine is all about Osihi the leader of the...
Reviewed:2019/01/20 small but interesting
Interesting that the domain of the man assassinated by the 47 Ronin has a shrine dedicated to them. its small but the statues are interesting.

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Details

Address
Hyougo Pref. Akoushi Kamikariya 131-7 [map]
Area
Himeji / Ako / HarimaArea
Phone
0791422054
Hours
8:30-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Grounds tour] Free
[Common ticket] 450yen (Yoshio treasure hall, annex, Yoshio Thursday statue Hoanden, Yoshio Oishi's house ruins)
Parking Lot
Available(90spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.