[Toga-jinja Shrine Satomiya]
A shrine worshiped for 1,300 years, once the most prestigious in Mikawa Province
Toga-jinja Shrine was built in the Nara period, and in the Heian period was made the "Ichinomiya"—the highest-ranking shrine—of Mikawa Province (now a part of Aichi Prefecture). Enshrined and worshiped here is Oonamuchi-no-Mikoto, a god known to grant fortune and prosperity to families, safety in traffic, and good luck in matchmaking. One portion of Toga-jinja Shrine, Satomiya, stands at the foothills of Mt. Hongu, while the other, Okumiya, stands at the top. Many small shrines are contained in Satomiya. All are splendid, but the main shrine stands out even among this group. Constructed from cypress and surrounded by towering trees of cypress and camphor, it exudes dignity and elegance. The grounds of the shrine also contain a large boulder said to have mysterious powers, and the shrine is gaining attention as a major "power spot"—a source of mystical or spiritual energy—in Aichi Prefecture.
|Posted photos||The majestic main shrine, surrounded by trees|
|Address||Nishigakiuchi 2, Ichinomiyacho, Toyokawa City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-533-93-2001 (Japanese only)|
|Hours||Shrine can be visited at any time.
(Reception for prayers from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Admission fee||Shrine grounds are free to enter.|
|Access||Take the JR Iida Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 20 minutes, alight at "Mikawa-Ichinomiya Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.|
updated on Mar 25, 2019
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