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  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine
  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine
  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine
  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine
  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine
  • Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Home of the Sacred Sword

Atsuta Shrine is Japan's second most revered Shinto shrine after the Great Shrine of Ise, and dates back over 2,000 years. The shrine is home to the sacred Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword, likened to the legendary Excalibur, it is one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan.

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Despite having the Imperial sword, it is never displayed, however Atsuta Jingu (Jingu means shrine) does have a large and impressive collection of samurai swords on rotational display in its Treasure Hall, featuring over 6,000 relics, including Important Cultural Property and National Treasure ranked items such as sacred garments, manuscripts, masks, mirrors, furniture and its large array of swords and blades.

Over 9 million people visit Atsuta Shrine, and over 70 ceremonies and festivals are staged there annually. One of the busiest times is over the first few days of January, when thousands flock to make their New Year’s prayers.

The atmosphere is different at Atsuta Shrine. It is a special place, a holy place. A place to find some peace, and feel the ancient culture of Japan.

Protector Of Samurai Warriors, and Protected By Samurai Warriors

Atsuta Jingu Shrine

Amongst the ancient trees and smaller shrines of Atsuta Jingu, is a tall, sturdy, tile-topped wall made from traditional kawara roof tiles. This is the Nobunaga-Bei, a protective wall built around Atsuta Shrine by the warlord of Western Aichi, Oda Nobunaga, following his 10-1 victory in the Battle of Okehazama in 1560, in which he successfully defeated the 25,000 samurai of Imagawa Yoshimoto with his own army of just 2,500 men! Nobunaga had prayed for victory at Atsuta prior to entering the battle, and in gratitude, constructed the impressive "Nobunaga Wall". Unfortunately, little of the original wall remains, as much was destroyed during the air raids of WW2.

SPOT OVERVIEW

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Location : 〒456-8585
1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free for the shrine
Opening
days / hours
: Shrine open 24 hours, Treasure Hall from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (last admission 4:10 PM)
Parking : Available, free of charge (cap. 400 cars, 10 buses)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Shrine opens everyday. Treasure Hall closed the last Wednesday of the month and the following day, and December 25 to December 31.
Phone number : 052-671-4151 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

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ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    •3min westwards walk from Jingu-mae Station of the Meitetsu Nagoya Line, or;
    •5min southwards walk from Jingunishi Station of the subway Meijo Line, or;
    •10min southwards walk from Atsuta Station of the JR Tokaido Main Line.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    •Approx. 8min westwards from Horita Exit of the Nagoya Expressway, or;
    •Approx. 8min northwards from Yobitsugi Exit of the Nagoya Expressway.

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