Okunitama Jinja Shrine

Shrine
This shrine located in Tokyo’s Fuchu City enshrines Okunitama-no-Okami, the guardian deity of the historical region of Musahi. This deity is well-known as the god of good luck, matchmaking, protection against misfortune, and cleansing from evil. The shrine is said to have been established in 111 and according to legend, shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo made an invocation on behalf of his wife Masako for safe childbirth. Since it enshrined six deities at the end of the Heian period, it came to be called Musashi Rokushogu. There are numerous cultural assets on the premises such as the wooden komainu (guardian lion-dogs) in addition to the shaden (shrine buildings), and the Babadaimon keyaki (zelkova) trees on the path to the shrine are designated as a national natural monument. The Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival) held from April 30th to May 6th is one of the three largest unusual festivals in the Kanto region.

Spot details

Address
Tokyo Fuchushi Miyamachi 3-1
Phone
0423622130
Hours
[Gates open time] [4/1-9/14] 6:00-18:00 [9/15-3/31] 6:30-17:00 * Due to the influence of coronavirus, 4/1-9/14 is 6:00-17:00. [Treasure Hall] [Saturday Sunday Public holidays/Sunday of the shrine festival] 10:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday (Treasure Hall is Weekday)
Fees
[Treasure Hall Admission fee] Adults200yen, Student 100yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not 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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  • Sound of taiko drums reverberates throughout the street
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.05.19
    Some online information about the Kurayami Festival hypes it up as a unique festival that is held in total darkness. Well it seems that it was held in the dark in the past, but that is no longer the...
  • 太鼓がすごい
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.06.05
    大人4人が軽々乗れる直径180cmの太鼓を初めて見ました。とにかく大きい!!私は関西人ですがこの大きさは見たことがないです。また、その音は是非聞く価値があります。とても多い人出で駐車場が全くないと思ってもいいでしょう。夜店の数もハンパないです。
  • 山車がたくさんあります
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.04.29
    私は毎年5月4日に行きます。それは沢山の山車を見てお囃子が聴けるからです。山車の彫刻も立派で見応えがあります。日中は大きな太鼓の音が迫力あって素晴らしいです。神社内には多数の露店商が並び何処で何を買うか悩みます。境内では5月5日に担ぐ御神輿も隙間から見ることができました。

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