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History, culture

Takarazuka-jinja Shrine

An ancient shrine with a panoramic view of Osaka

Although nobody knows exactly when this shrine was founded, a document at the adjacent Heirinji Temple mentions its existence at least as far back as 837. On the grounds is a set of sacred stones that are believed to help those hoping for a baby or marital harmony; the “female stone” of the two is in the rare shape of a heart.
The shrine is situated on a hill with a panoramic view of Osaka city and Mt. Ikomasan. It’s a nice place to see the sunrise on New Year’s Day.
From January 9 to 11 every year, the shrine holds “Takara no Ebisu,” a popular festival dedicated to Ebisu (the deity of fishermen and luck).


Ebisu Shrine, owing to its status as an auxiliary shrine of Takarazuka-jinja, is also called “Takarazuka Ebisu.” The shrine incorporates a building dating from the Tempō era (1830–1844) that was used to enshrine Sanpōkojin (a Japanese Buddhist deity) at Kiyoshikōjin Seichōji Temple. Every year from January 9 to 11 Takarazuka-jinja holds a grand annual festival dedicated to Ebisu. For three days a variety of events are staged on the shrine’s precincts.

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Name Takarazuka-jinja Shrine

History, culture (Shrines)

Phone 0797-72-6329
Address 4-8 Yashiro-chō, Takarazuka Directions
Access 10 min. walk from Hankyu Sakasegawa or Obayashi Station
Hours 9:00-16:00
Admission -
Website Link
Parking Parking available (-)
Wi-Fi No free Wi-Fi access on premises
Foreign language assistance