All Japanese Shrines in Osaka

Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.

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    Osaka Tenmangu Shrine

    Osaka Tenmangu Shrine hosts Osaka’s biggest festival Tenjin Matsuri, which is one of the greatest boat festivals in the world. Osaka Tenmangu Shrine was established in 949AD under order of Emperor Murakami to enshrine the Sugawara no Michizane. The current buildings of Osaka Tenmangu Shrine date back to 1845, with Read more [...]

  • Tsuyunoten Shrine

    Tsuyunoten Shrine (Ohatsu Tenjin) is a tranquil oasis among the noise of busy Umeda in central Osaka. Tsuyunoten Shrine was established in the 6th century.

  • Katsuragi Shrine

    Katsuragi Shrine is near the top of Osaka Prefecture’s highest mountain, Mt Kongo. Katsuragi Shrine was established in 665AD by En-no-gyoja, who also established the nearby Temporinji Temple.

  • Ishikiri Shrine

    Ishikiri Shrine, in Eastern Osaka Prefecture, was established in 658, (normally called Ishikiri Shrine) is well known to Osaka Prefecture people as ‘Ishikiri-san’ or ‘denbo no kamisan (god of curing lumps)’.

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    Hokoku Shrine

    Hokoku Shrine (Hokoku Jinja) is a Shinto Shrine in Osaka Castle Park. Hokoku Shrine is one of several Toyokuni shrines built in honor of shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

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    Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine

    Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is the most famous shrine in Osaka Prefecture, not only because of its religous importance, but more for the shrines distinctive Soribashi (Taikobashi) (highly curved) Bridge.