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Atsuta Jingu Shrine

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A Nagoya shrine that houses a sacred legacy

Aichi Prefecture



Atsuta Jingu Shrine has been one of the most revered Shinto shrines and is over 1,900 years old. The shrine is home to the sacred Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi sword, which is one of the Three Imperial Regalia of Japan. Atsuta Jingu Shrine has a large and impressive collection of samurai swords on rotational display in its Treasure Hall, featuring over 6,000 precious objects, including items considered Important Cultural Properties and National Treasures such as sacred garments, manuscripts, masks, mirrors, furniture, and its large array of swords and blades.

Over 7 million people visit Atsuta Jingu Shrine and over 70 ceremonies are staged there annually. One of the busiest times is over the first few days of January, when many people visit to make their New Year’s prayers.

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


How to get there


Take a train from Nagoya Station to Kanayama Station on the JR Tokaido/Chuo Line (5 minutes), then take the subway from Kanayama Station to Atsuta Jingu Tenma-cho Station on the Meijo Line (6 minutes). The shrine is a 7-minute walk northwest of Exit 1.


1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken


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