Okunitama Shrine

With a History of 1900 years, the Guardian Deities of Musashino are Enshrined Here!

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Shinto shrine

Okunitama Shrine, with a history stretching back about 1900 years, is where Okunitama-no-Okami, the deity protecting the Musashino area, is enshrined. Musashino was a vast area including modern-day Tokyo, Saitama, and parts of Kanagawa. Inside the shrine grounds are several smaller shrines, each one granting its own blessing. Among those, the shrine blessing love and marriage is especially well-known.
Behind the main shrine is a sacred gingko tree dating back over 1,000 years. It is said to be the power spot with the greatest impact inside Okunitama Shrine!
Stretching the entire length of about 600 meters from Keio Fuchu Station, the shrine approach is lined with about 200 Japanese Zelkova trees. Called Babadaimon Keyaki Namiki, this is designated as a national natural monument in Japan.
Taking place mainly on May 5, the Kurayami (Darkness) Matsuri is a festival featuring floats and large Taiko drums. Many people gather for the lively highlight, a parade of floats being pulled throughout town.

Highlights

  • The best power spot inside this shrine is the giant gingko tree.
  • The Darkness Festival, or Kurayami Matsuri, is held every May.
  • It is famous for Babadaimon Keyaki Namiki, a row of Japanese Zelkova trees lining the approach to the shrine.
  • It is also known as one of the Five Major Shrines of Tokyo.

Photos

  • The Haiden Hall
  • The Chugakumon Gate
  • The Kurayami Matsuri
  • The Babadaimon Keyaki Namiki, a row of Japanese Zelkova Trees
  • Ema
  • purification fountain

Reviews

  • 吳建偉

    順著種植的巨大樹木的參道前進,會經過隋神門(防止邪惡力量侵入的門)。
    在參拜前,請先在前面的手水舎將手清洗乾淨吧!

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Details

Name in Japanese
大國魂神社
Founded
111
Postal Code
183-0023
Address
3-1 Miyamachi, Fuchu City, Tokyo
Telephone
042-362-2130
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
(1) From April 1 to Sept. 14: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
(2) From Sept. 15 to March 31: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
*There may be changes to this schedule.
Access
(1) About 5 minutes on foot from Fuchu-Hommachi Station on the JR Nambu or Musashino Lines
(2) About 5 minutes on foot from the South Exit of Fuchu Station on the Keio Line
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)