Genkuro Inari Shrine (源九郎稲荷神社)
One of the main three Inari deity shrines of Japan, this shrine is the protective shrine of Mt. Kori, enshrining Hidenaga, the younger brother of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The legend behind the name of the shrine, Genkuro, recounts that when Minamoto-no Yoshitsune fought with his older brother, Yoritomo, he was helped by the Inari god many times. In the main sanctum the white fox deity, Byakko Genkuro is enshrined. Where other shrines have guard dogs, this shrine is protected by guard foxes at its entryway. Endeared deeply by the locals, this shrine hosts many seasonal events.
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.