Nishinomiya Jinja

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Nishinomiya Shrine is famous for its New Year's event of the "Lucky Men Race" in which a group of local men gather at the main gate in the morning of January 10th and run their fastest towards the main hall. The race is only one attraction of the festival Touka Ebisu. The shrine honors the deity Amaterasu, Ebisu, and Susanou. Hundreds gather at this shrine for the New Year and in other special occassions.  It is a widely recognized shrine and the Hyogo Prefecture collaborates to preserve the shrine for years to come. It is a place not only for prayers and peaceful walks but also for weddings which the main hall is in charge of. 


Average Cost: FREE
Contact Number: 0798-33-0321
Listing Type: Activities - Sightseeing


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Location Information:

City: Nishinomiya
Prefecture: Hyogo
Country: Japan

Closest Station: Nishinomiya


Take the Hanshin Train and get off at Nishinomiya Station. Turn left on Tanakacho Street (yellow marked street on map below) and walk down it. The shrine should be on your right. (15mn walk)

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