Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Pray for good luck at the shrine connected to Taira no Kiyomori who held the reins of power

Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine’s legend says it was established in 1166 by Taira no Kiyomori.  He divided the spirit of Nyakuichi Oji in Kumano and enshrined it in the annex of Nishi Hachijo Palace. It is said that Taira no Kiyomori was appointed as Daijo Daijin (Grand Minister) after visiting this shrine so that it has been worshipped as deity of good luck and successful career. Even now this shrine attracts many people who wish for its benefits. There is the statue of Taira no Kiyomori and a poetry monument of “Tale of the Heike” also there is a big camphor tree planted by Kiyomori in front of the shrine worshipped as a symbol of the shrine.


Name Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine
Address 98 Shichijo Goshonouchi Honmachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-313-8928
Hours Entry (gate open): 6:00-18:00 (special prayer until 16:00)
URL http://www.kyoto-jinjacho.or.jp/shrine/05/010/
Recommended Their sacred and large camphor tree grows over Nishioji-dori Street.
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012