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Ichinomiya-City Masumida Jinja Shrine

  • Masumida Jinja Shrine
  • Masumida Jinja Shrine
  • Masumida Jinja Shrine
  • Masumida Jinja Shrine

Masumida Jinja, Aichi's First Shrine

Aichi Prefecture's Masumida Jinja Shrine is everything you would expect an ancient Shinto shrine to be. Graceful, tranquil, elegant, timeless. With at least 1,400 years of recorded history, the sacred Masumida is believed to have been founded in 628BC, and was the Ichinomiya, first, or principal shrine of Owari Province, (western Aichi) dedicated to the "Kami" god Amenoho-no-Akari-no-Mikoto, an ancestor of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu. It is this shrine that gives the surrounding city, Ichinomiya its name. Masumida was patronized and worshiped by the samurai lords of Owari, the Oda clan, and later, the local ruling Tokugawa clans.

The shrine precincts are wide and tree-lined. The main prayer hall is an elegant and simple structure with a regal aura. The large gate projects an imposing, strong and protective image. Carp swim slowly in the pond, and turtles sun themselves on the rocks. Everything is peaceful.


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Nursing room
Location : 〒491-0043
1-2-1 Masumida, Ichinomiya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Parking : Available, paid (cap. 80 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0586-73-5196 (Masumida Shrine)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    10 min. (700m) northeastwards walk from Owari-Ichinomiya Station / Meitetsu Ichinomiya Station of the JR Tokaido Main Line / Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from either JR Nagoya Station or Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    -Approx. 16 min. (5.8km) northwestwards from Ichinomiya I.C. of the Meishin Expressway via routes 22, and 155, or;
    -Approx. 12 min. (3.8km) northwestwards from Ichinomiya-Higashi I.C. of the Nagoya Expressway No. 16 Ichinomiya Route via routes 22, and 155, or;
    -Approx. 12 min. (3.7km) northeastwards from Ichinomiya-Nishi I.C. of the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway.

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