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Okunitama-jinja Shrine

A shrine that boats over 1900 years of history and the guardian dieties of the Musashi Province.

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Shrines

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 City, 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 500 meters from Keio Fuchu Station, the shrine approach is lined with about 120 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

  • Many visit Miyanomejinja, a smaller shrine on the grounds of Okunitama-jinja Shrine to make a prayer offering for easy childbirth, using the small, bottomless "hishaku" ladles, or with a wooden "ema" plaque painted with the image of a horse and her foal.
  • The diety of Minanome Jinja, "Amenouzume no Mikoto" is believed to be the goddess of the arts.
  • Lively festivals held across all four seasons, including the Kurayami Festival, Plum Festival, Chestnut Festival and Tori no Ichi Festival.
  • The Treasure House, where guests can find mikoshi floats and large sized taiko drums, can be viewed on the weekends only. (200yen)

Photos

  • The large torii gate at Okunitama-jinja Shrine. 
(c) iStock

    The large torii gate at Okunitama-jinja Shrine. (c) iStock

  • View of the worship hall from the Chujakumon Gate

    View of the worship hall from the Chujakumon Gate

  • Vermillion-lacquered Chujakumon.

    Vermillion-lacquered Chujakumon.

  • Front of the worship hall.

    Front of the worship hall.

  • Miyanome-jinja Shrine

    Miyanome-jinja Shrine

  • "Hishaku" purification ladies with holes in them, set out as prayer offerings.

    "Hishaku" purification ladies with holes in them, set out as prayer offerings.

  • An "ema" (wooden wishing block) prayer for easy childbirth

    An "ema" (wooden wishing block) prayer for easy childbirth

  • Miyanome-jinja Shrine

    Miyanome-jinja Shrine

  • Toshogu

    Toshogu

  • Zuishinmon (Worship Hall Side)

    Zuishinmon (Worship Hall Side)

  • Sumiyoshi-jinja/Ootori Jinja

    Sumiyoshi-jinja/Ootori Jinja

  • The sacred, large gingko tree.

    The sacred, large gingko tree.

  • Zuishinmon (large torii gate side).

    Zuishinmon (large torii gate side).

  • Temizu-ya (hand purifying pavilion) with ornate decoration.

    Temizu-ya (hand purifying pavilion) with ornate decoration.

  • The Treasure House.

    The Treasure House.

  • Guardian dog stature with its child (rare).

    Guardian dog stature with its child (rare).

  • Mikoshi stored inside the Treasure House.

    Mikoshi stored inside the Treasure House.

  • Large taiko drum stored in the Treasure House.

    Large taiko drum stored in the Treasure House.

Reviews

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  • Tseng0314

    一般在日本神社看到的鳥居不是木頭就是銅製還有石頭水泥做的,這裡的鳥居相當特別是花崗岩鳥居,境內還有其他很多神社有酒神,求安產之神等⋯⋯

  • Vincent Sue

    算是當地人的信仰中心,裡面範圍算是蠻大的,從大鳥居沿著參道走進去,感受神社莊嚴的氣氛,手水舍上面龍的雕刻手法非常細膩。

  • Jamie Wang

    位置在府中市是古代的武藏國,到現在已經有非常悠久的歷史,去的時候人不多不是觀光客會去的地方,來的人都帶著虔誠的心來參拜。

  • City World

    每次去東京都會去參拜大國魂神社然後求一個御守回來噢~

  • 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
Postal Code
183-0023
Address
3-1 Miyamachi, Fuchu City, Tokyo
Telephone
042-362-2130
Admission
Free (to view the treasure house: 200yen/adult and 100yen/students)
Closed
Open All Year
Open Hours
[April 1st - Sept. 14th] 6:00am-6:00pm
[Sept. 15th - March 31st] 6:30am- 5:00pm
※times may be subject to change
Hours for the Treasure House:
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Shrine Festival Days: 10:00am-4:00pm
Access
(1) 5 min. walk from Fuchu Station on the Keio Line
(2) 5 min. walk from Fuchu-hommachi Station on the JR Musashino & Nambu Lines.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)