【Sightseeing】Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine (熱田神宮) is Jingu Shrine found Nagoya, Aichi. It was implicit 113 A.C.E. furthermore, cherishes Atsuta no Okami and the sword of Kusanagi. The sword of Kusanagi, spot at Atsuta Shrine, is one of three sacrosanct majestic fortune of Japan.

In Japanese myth, after Yamatotakeru no Mikoto vanquished eastern Japan, he went to Owari and wedded the Owari senator’s little girl. He cleared out the sword to his wife and voyaged Ise.

When he kicked the bucket at Ise, she took his sword to Atsuta and constructed Atsuta Shrine. In view of the sword of Kusanagi, Atsuta Shrine is a standout amongst the most critical sanctum in Japan other than the great holy place of Ise. In 1560, Oda Nobunaga went to and implored his triumph for the clash of Okehazama.


Boss Deity


Gods cherished togther

Amaterasu Omikami






Divine Virtues

Atsuta Shrine, naturally know as Atsuta Sama or Miya, has been one of the best focuses of love in Japan from antiquated times. Guests to the altar, including the individuals who rehearse the ordinary New Year Worship, now check nine million every year.

The revered divinity Atsuta-no-Okami is Amaterasu-Omikami as spoke to by the consecrated sword of Kusanagi, one of the three hallowed supreme fortunes that symbolize the magnificent throne.

The custom says that this incredible god, by the awesome declaration of the divine force of creation Amatsu-mioya-noMikoto, showed surprisingly the method for divine beings to this world and favored humanity with the righteousness of adoration.

Likewise cherished are the “Five Great Gods of Atsuta,” every one of whom are fancifully associated with the sacrosanct sword. Among them, are Takeianadane-no-Mikoto and Miyasuhime-no-Mikoto, first folks of Owari-Uji, indigenous individuals of Nagoya and its neighboring locale. These two divine beings are said to have demonstrated numerous celestial excellencies as per educating of Amaterasu-Omikami.


Atsuta Shrine was initially established around 1900 years prior, when the holy sword of Kusanagi was cherished. Atsuta was picked as the site for the sanctuary by Miyasuhime-no-Mikoto, the little girl of Owari-no-Kuni-nomiyatsuko and wife of the then Prince Yamatotakeru-no-Mikoto, who had kicked the bucket leaving the sword in Hikami.

Following the time when Atsuta Shrine has been uniquely venerated by individuals, positioning second just to the Great Shrine of Ise. The altar has not just delighted in extraordinary benefits of the high authority positions of Myojintaisha and Chokusaisha, however it has additionally won prevalence among individuals, who call the hallowed place by the well known name of Miya. Additionally, the land character of the rich Owari Plain has encouraged a confidence in Atsuta Shrine as defender of horticulture.

This can be affirmed by the way that a considerable lot of the celebrations and awesome administrations demonstrate close association with well known life basing on farming industry. Here falsehoods the trademark highlight of this hallowed place.


The hallowed place structures were kept up by the exertion of faithful commanders of successiv times, for example, the Shoguns of Muromachi and Edo, Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Tokugawa, controlling group of Owari locale. In 1893, the place of worship was rebuilt into Shinmei-zukuri structure, the same style of working as the Grand Shrine of Ise.

On the event of Sengu festivity in 1935 the sanctuary structures and also othe offices were totally adjusted and enhanced so that i it came to accept the loftiness consistent with the Grand Shrine of Atsuta. Amid the WW II, in any case, a greater amount of its structures were crushed by flame.

After the war, the remaking was started by the joined exertion of every sincere admirer of the place of worship everywhere throughout the nation.

The principle structures were finished in 1955 to empower Hondensenzai to be praised here. The remaining development was consistently under approach to idealize the holy place as an incredible otherworldly focus furnished with present day offices for social exercises also.

Nobunaga Wall

… was worked by Oda Nobunaga after the clash of Okehazama happened in 1560.

Nishi Gakusho

… was worked by fifth Tokugawa Shogun Tsunayoshi.

Official Web:http://www.atsutajingu.or.jp/en/introduction/


From JR Nagoya station, use JR Tokaido Line to Atsuta (7 min.)


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