Atsuta ShrineCurrently Open
- Address: 1 Chome-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 456-8585, Japan, Nagoya-shi
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-526714151
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Family And Kids
Atsuta Shrine - Review
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
09 AM - 10 AM
31.13% of people start their Atsuta Shrine visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Atsuta Shrine
93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Atsuta Shrine
Atsuta Shrine Map
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Atsuta Shrine, Nagoya-shi Reviews
The buildings are fairly new but walking around I. The woods was very nice. Be sure to take a walk to the right of the main building, and stop at the water shrine where you are supposed to make an offering and splash water on the moss covered rock. Continue on the path for a peaceful stroll.
Gorgeous shrine in Nagoya. Worth the trek from Nagoya station! I visited during pouring rain and it was still beautiful and pleasant. The sacred pathway is just gorgeous lined with huge trees and well marked path. I loved walking through it so much I walked through it twice. If you are visiting the Atsuta Jingu, be sure not to miss the nearby famous eel place and the famous sweets shop 尾張名古屋 亀屋芳広本店 Kameya Yoshihiro! The red bean deserts as well as the western deserts are just to-die-for!! This is a must visit for Nagoya!
This area is a great place to walk around and pray. The park is actually quite large and there’s quite a few places to stop and explore. It’s so peaceful and green here. Unfortunately, we were here while it was raining, so we didn’t explore everything.
The best place to learn about Shinto belief and culture. It is the second largest and most important shrine in Japan (the largest is the Great Shrine of Ise). Since over seventy (70) festivals and ceremonies are being celebrated here yearly, more than nine million people visit this place every year. Because of its large size we have no idea where to go. Though a brochure is being distributed upon entrance, it is written in Japanese, and the signages inside are all written in Japanese (no English translation 🙁) so we were really, really lost. We just looked in the drawings in the map to serve as our guide. The sacredness of the ground made the silence deafening. The deity enshrined here is Amaterasu-Oomikami which is represented by a sacred sword, the Kusanagi-no-tsurugi. The said sword is the most important treasure stored here and one of the three sacred treasures of the Imperial House. After several hours of strolling, you will learned and gained awareness on the deep faith of the ancestors taking care of the shrine as well as its long history.
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.