Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya-shi

Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya-shi - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1 Chome-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 456-8585, Japan

Phone: +1-526714151

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About Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya-shi

Spiritually, this is one of Shinto religion's most important shrines. As such, this is one the most important attractions of Nagoya, and is visited by almost 9 million people annually. It's the Shrine of the Atsua-no-Okami. It's thought to be almost 2000 years old, built during the time of the Emperor Keiko (71-130) AD. Furthermore, the shrine is also the host of the one the three Sacred Treasures of Japan - the ancient sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi. The sword's divine identity has represented the authority of Japanese emperors for millennia. At the shrine's treasure hall today, you'll find a collection of over 4000 relics, artifacts and national treasures - these include swords, garments, furniture and mirrors.

On the shrine grounds you'll find a restaurant selling excellent bows of kishimen noodles. You'll also find a 1300 year old camphor tree. The grounds are quite large and shady with trees, with small running streams, making it a pleasant place to stroll.

But one of the best ways to visit the shrine is during one of the 70 annual festivals celebrated there. For details, check out the attraction website.

Atsuta Shrine Information

  • Free parking lot found at Otsu-Dori Street, east of shrine.
  • The sacred sword is not available for public viewing.

Atsuta Shrine Ticket Prices

  • 300 yen to view the Treasure Hall.

Atsuta Shrine Opening and Closing Hours

  • The shrine is always open to public prayer, but the treasure hall is only open from 9:00AM - 4:30PM (Entrance close at 4:10PM). It is also closed on the final Wednesday and Thursday of each month, and the week from 25th December - 31st December.

How To reach Atsuta Shrine by Public Transport

  • Meitetsu Railway stop Jingumae Station
  • JR (Japan Railways) stop Atsuta Station
  • Metro stop Jingu-Nishi Station

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