Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya-shi
About 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
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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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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.
Another must go place in Nagoya. One of the most important shrines in Japan. Highly recommended.
Easily one of the most beautiful shrines in Japan. Atsuta Shrine is home to one of the three great Shinto treasures. There are also plenty of festivals held here during the year, the main two being New Years and Atsuta Festival. It's pretty crazy in the area during those times, but definitely worth a visit if you can.
Tranquil area filled with greenery. There were a lot of people but it still felt peaceful somehow.
It is a very lovely garden worth walking around with beautiful tori gates. If you are passed for time it is not a must see. We were told it is respectful to bow to the front of the gates prior crossing through the gate. As with most shrines, you can only see the outside of the building which is said to house to host one of three sacred relics of Japan (a sword). It is a nice stroll through the gardens outside and you can get some good food from the shipping centre next to the shrine grounds.
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