Okazaki Shrine


About Okazaki Shrine

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The saijins of Okazaki shrine are Susanoonomikoto, Kushiinadahimenomikoto, Yaharashinomikogami. Okazaki shrine is one of the shrines built in four directions of Heiankyo for the royal castle protection at the time of the relocation of Nagaokakyo to Heiankyo in the era of Kanmu emperor.

And the shrine was built by edict of Seiwa emperor, and people wished for calming down the epidemic by welcoming and worshiping Gion Gozu Tenno from broad crest in Harima Province.

The benefits of the shrine are childbirth and easy delivery, marriage, a protective charm. Its gods are worshiped as god for childbirth and easy delivery as the whole area including the precinct is the habitat of wild rabbits in the past and prolific rabbits are told as servant of UJigami from a long time ago.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒606-8332 51 Okazaki Higashi Tenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-771-1963
Entrance fee Free

[City bus]
No. 32, 203, 93, 204 “Okazaki Jinja-mae” stop
No. 5 “Higashi Tenno-cho” stop
[Keihan] Get off at Jingu-Marutamachi Station
[Subway Tozai Line] Get off at Keage Station

Parking lot Two cars in the precinct
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