Dec. 04, 2018 UPDATE

Okazaki Shrine

- 岡崎神社 -
Traveler Friendly
It may not be so easy to get to this shrine by train, but there are many buses from Kyoto Station. Close to this shrine you have other famous sightseeing spots like Heian Shrine.
Information
Only Japanese.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
840 4 7.3 1 reviews
Dec. 04, 2018 UPDATE

Okazaki Shrine

- 岡崎神社 -
Traveler Friendly
It may not be so easy to get to this shrine by train, but there are many buses from Kyoto Station. Close to this shrine you have other famous sightseeing spots like Heian Shrine.
Information
Only Japanese.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
840 4 7.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Okazaki Shrine has a cute bunny as its guardian deity
After Emperor Kanmu ordered the move of the capital from Nara to Kyoto in 794, Okazaki Shrine was built in the Okazaki area of Kyoto, as the eastern protective shrine of the new capital. The gods enshrined here are Susanoo-no-Mikoto, Kushinadahime, and their children, three girls and five boys. Because the gods got so many children, the shrine is also known as a place to pray for fertility and childbirth. The hill the shrine was originally built on was a habitat for rabbits, which is why the guardian deity of Okazaki Shrine is a bunny, and you can find bunny statues and pictures all around the shrine. The good-luck-charms, ema wooden plaques, and fortune slips with bunnies on them are also popular. Because this praying here is said to help childbirth, this shrine is especially popular among female worshippers.
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Nov. 01, 2018
Details
Open Hours
From 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reservations
-
Closed
Open every day.
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted.
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