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Nanba Yasaka-jinja Shrine難波八阪神社


This historic shrine in Naniwa is a six-minute walk from Namba Station or a seven-minute walk from Daikokuchou Station. It was known as an old shrine even during the era of Emperor Go-Sanjou (who reigned 1068-1072). Susanoo-no-Mikoto and his wife Kushinadahime are enshrined here, protecting people from evil, helping businesses prosper, and aiding in happy marriages. Three large festivals happen every spring, summer and fall. The summer festival happens every 13th and 14th of July with various events being performed. Also, every third Sunday of January a Shinto rope pulling ceremony is held, which was designated as Osaka's first Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 2001. There are also a variety of other shrines on the premises.


Osaka Osakashi Naniwa-ku Motomachi 2-9-19 (Namba / ShinsaibashiArea)

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Review of Namba Yasaka Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/12/27 Normal usual
Had the time, so decided to walk and find the yasaka shrine. It’s pretty out of the usual shopping area and near some quiet buildings corner that can be easily missed. Nothing much except to take a...
Reviewed:2019/12/20 Worth the Walk! Nothing much to do.
Did not catch a souvenir shop in the shrine. Could tell it was a shrine catered to mainly locals as their Omikuji was in Japanese and did not have any translated versions for sale. Caught that some...
Reviewed:2019/12/03 Secret but very popular shrine
Well worth finding this secret spot in busy Osaka. The massive lion-shaped stage - the band sits inside its mouth - is a real surprise.

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