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Sukunahikona Shrine少彦名神社


This shrine is approximately five minutes' walk from Kitahama underground station of Midosuji Line. The resident deity is also known as Shinnosan, a deity which brings healing and good health to those who pray there. The deities worshipped here are Sukunahikona no Mikoto, a Japanese deity of medicine, and Shinnoentei, the deity of Chinese medicine. In the time of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, this place was a gathering place for traders of medicines, which, according to legend, is how the deities came to reside here. Herbs, such as * are planted in the garden, together with roses and peony. There is a rose festival in May, when the flowers are in bloom.


Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doshoumachi 2-1-8 (Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea)

phone 0662316958

[Gates openHours] 6:30-18:00 (Winter season18:00)
[Granting Office] 9:00-17:00

Review of Sukunahikona Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/12/26 Interesting shrine
The entrance of this shrine is from the main Doshomachi Road. When you walk through a 20 meter pathway, you will end up in a courtyard with a shrine dedicated to the Japanese medicine guardian. The...
Reviewed:2015/11/07 Beautiful shrine in the pharmaceutical district
Relaxing shrine dedicated to health and wealth in the Doshomachi district.

Many of Japans pharmaceutical industry started here in the late 1700s.
Reviewed:2015/02/17 Small shrine next to the busy economical district
This shrine is set inside a building block right next to the business district. No entrance fee but the obligatory donation to pray and bring forth ones wishes and requests. Takes in total a maximum...

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Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Doshoumachi 2-1-8 [ map ]
Osaka Castle / Kyobashi / Eastern Osaka CityArea
[Gates openHours] 6:30-18:00 (Winter season18:00)
[Granting Office] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
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