Chiryu Shinto Shrine (知立神社)
A Shinto shrine standing along the Toyota-Minami Bypass in Nishi-machi Jinden, Chiryu City. According to legend, the temple was founded during the reign of Japan's 12th emperor, Emperor Keiko (71-130). In the Edo period, the shrine was counted as one of the three major shrines on the Tokaido highway. Believed to grant protection from mamushi pit vipers, a poisonous variety of snake which lives in the region, the shrine was once frequented by Tokaido travelers. The Chiryu Festival is held each year on May 2 and 3. The full festival is held every second year, and during this time five spectacular traditional shrine floats are put on parade. National Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property-designated ningyo joruri puppet theater performances are also conducted.
Aichi Pref. Chiryushi Nishimachi Jinden 12 (Okazaki / ToyotaArea)
[Prayer Reception] 9:00-16:00
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- [Prayer Reception] 9:00-16:00
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
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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
Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.