Namba Shrine

This shrine is on the Midosuji Road, five minutes' walk from Honmachi underground Station. It was built in the time of Emperor Hansei, and it is said that Emperor Nintoku was enshrined here as a deity when the Shibagaki no Miya palace was opened. Additionally, Uemura Bunrakuken's puppet theater was held on the grounds, which are said to be a place of origin for bunraku. There is also a monument to Inari Shrine Bunraku outside the Eastern gate. Every year, a Chinkon-sai (a festival of the dead) is held in February. They pray for the repose of the souls of the departed, using balls which have five-colored strings tied to them. One of the blessings that can be gained is that of good health, and if you apply in advance, you can receive a glass ball with five colored strings to tie to it.

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[Gates open] 6:30-18:00
[Shrine office] 8:30-17:30
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Cute
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.27
    I like kitschy things so this fits the bill.Pretty much all historic sites are reconstructions so I guess it’s the idea of how it looked back then?Glad I went for my photo with the lions head
  • 手軽に行ける
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.27
  • 難波神社で寅の絵馬を見る
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.01.13

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