Ashikaga Orihime Shrine

Shrine
"This Shinto shrine is sung of in the ""Ashikaga Ondo,"" a song about the local area: ""If you come to Ashikaga / Look for Orihime's red shrine / Clatter-thump-thump / Clatter-thump / Ashikaga, town of pictures / Town of machinery."" Boasting history and traditions stretching back 1,300 years, the shrine is seen as the guardian shrine of the textile town of Ashikaga. The current main shrine building, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017, was rebuilt in 1937 after its predecessor was destroyed in a fire in 1880. From the crimson-lacquered shrine, visitors can get a sweeping view of the Kanto Plain. In 2014, the shrine was designated a Lover's Sanctuary and was also selected for inclusion in the Japan Nightscape Heritage list."

Spot details

Address
Tochigi Ashikaga-shi Nishinomiya Cho 3889
Phone
0284220313
Hours
[Shrine office] 9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available
※Please check the website.
Note
*Telephone reception is only available on Weekdays.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Scenic temple
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.10.21
    Being the most scenic temples of Japan this is a true marvel of Japanese culture and heritage. Beautiful and tranquil.
  • 変わった縁結び神社
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.12.10
    この神社の名物は、2百十余段の参道階段。カップルで上ると別れるという変わった縁結びの神社。鍵に二人の名前を書き、神社につるし、鍵は持ち帰ることもできます。
  • カップルが多いですね
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.12.26
    渡良瀬橋の歌詞に出てくる電話ボックスを見に行く際に近かったので立ち寄りました。カップルが多い神社です。縁結びの神様が祀られているからでしょう。

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