Atsuta Shrine

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  • Address: 1 Chome-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 456-8585, Japan, Nagoya-shi
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-526714151
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Atsuta Shrine

  • 95% of people who visit Nagoya-shi include Atsuta Shrine in their plan

  • 30.32% of people start their Atsuta Shrine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Atsuta Shrine

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

93.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Atsuta Shrine

People normally club together Osu Shopping Street and Port Of Nagoya Public Aquarium while planning their visit to Atsuta Shrine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya-shi Reviews

  • Just like all main jingu shrine in Japan. Its very big, very clean, lots of happening like wedding ceremony or blessing. You might get lucky and see japanese culture and traditions happening here.

  • The environment is holy and spiritual. Walking on the sandy path makes yourself peaceful. Locals respect the shine.

  • Nice peaceful place. Lots of photo opportumity

  • Nothing really special. The treasure palace in this Jingu looks pretty weird.

  • One of my favorite shrines in Aichi-ken. The grounds are expansive and even when it is busy it feels calming and tranquil. The shrine also holds the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi. There are many beautiful trees some that must be hundreds of years old. The buildings are beautiful and the shrine is so important historically it would be a shame to miss this one of a kind shrine.

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