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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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Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Tousenjichou 15 (NaraArea)

phone 0743553830
place

10:00-17:00

Review of Genkuroinari Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/12/20 Very nice
We are staying in the area and were given a gift of food from our landlord, not knowing what it actually was, we gave it to the couple who live on the grounds of the shrine. The were very much...
Reviewed:2020/03/20 源九朗神社
源九郎稲荷神社。地味な稲荷神社ではあるが、実は日本三社稲荷の一つに数えられる神社だ。源九朗とはあの、源九朗義経の名前から由来している。源義経は源頼朝との戦いの中、何度もこの稲荷のご運に救われたといわれている。とても静かなたたずまいで、三社稲荷の一つとは感じさせない。
Reviewed:2020/03/11 静かな神社でした
ひなまつりのイベントの際に、訪れました。
可愛らしいお雛様を飾ってあり、お花の香りがふわっと
香っている静かな神社でした。

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Address
Nara Pref. Yamatokoriyamashi Tousenjichou 15 [map]
Area
NaraArea
Phone
0743553830
Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(3spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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