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Minato Inari Shrine湊稲荷神社

Shrine

Records state this ancient Shinto shrine was started when its first head priest enshrined an oracle from Yonezawa in Dew Province here. Frequented by the workers of the nearby red-light district at the end of the Edo period, even today the shrine is still nicknamed the “Debauched Inari.” The shrine is famous for its “wish-granting” komainu lion-dog statues, which are said to grant one’s wish when walked around. The current statues are the third pair to have been erected. The second pair, bearing an inscription stating they were created in 1630, were designated Niigata City’s very first Tangible Cultural Property. According to custom, men walk around the statue on the right side when facing the shrine and women the left; it is said that one’s wish will be granted if one thinks of one’s wish while walking around the appropriate statue.

place

Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Inarimachi 3482 (Niigata / Tsukioka / AganoArea)

phone 0252226549
place

9:00-18:00

Review of Minato Inari Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/06/13 Small, quiet shrine
A small beautiful shrine located among the residential area, just beside a local school. No one was around when I went there, so I can't ask any questions.
I heard from a local friend that in olden...
Reviewed:2018/07/10 回る高麗犬願いを込めて
新潟のパワースポット 湊稲荷神社
回る高麗犬
男性は社殿に向かい右、女性は左の高麗犬を回しながら願懸けすると
願いがかなうと言われています。
Reviewed:2017/11/22 ゴチャゴチャした神社
狭い敷地に詰め込み過ぎで、鳥居に日本遺産の宣伝もあります。稲荷の石像に紐でぐるぐる巻きにして有ります。狐も男のように浮気性なのか愛人のところに出かけないよう本妻が足を縛ったことが由来です。願掛け高麗犬とか天智天皇と藤原鎌足が初めて出会った場所にあった場所がトネリの木の下とこじ付けたトネリの木が所狭しと植えられていました。

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Address
Niigata Niigata-shi Chuo-ku Inarimachi 3482 [ map ]
Area
Niigata / Tsukioka / AganoArea
Phone
0252226549
Hours
9:00-18:00
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available(6spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (English brochure)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
No
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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