A shrine known for its waterfall which ones bursted with clear, pure waters.
While the water has become a bit less now, Taki-Jinja Shrine, literally "waterfall shrine" earned its name originally for the waterfall located just off to its east, where pure, clear waters never seemed to dry up. Its waters have quenched many thirsty travelers, and in the past, have even been used by racehorses and their jockeys to purify their bodies before heading off to the horse races for the Kurayami "Darkness" Festival (May 3rd). Which so many ties to horse racing, there are even autographs of famous horse jockeys placed in side as prayer offerings.
The massive, Zelkova tree that sits just left of the torii gate has been selected as one of Fuchu's top 100 trees in the city.
Autographs of famous horse jockeys are kept as pray offerings here.
While the falls have diminished greatly, it is now enclosed in a fence to help preseve it.
The Zelkova tree just left of the torii gate is a famous tree in Japan.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 2-37-1 Shimizugaoka, Fuchu City, Tokyo
- 7 min walk from Higashi-Fuchu Station on the Keio Line.
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)