Atsuta Jingu Shrine is an excellent shrine being worshiped for a long time. The foundation is said to be 113 years. You feel the atmosphere as purifying yourself while walking toward the approach to the shrine. Atsuta Jingu Shrine is a very large major shrine of approximately 60,000 tsubos (200,000 square meters), and because the trees of several hundred years years old grow thick, it is called “The Forest of Atsuta”.
There are many camphor trees in the precincts that are full of nature, and seven particularly big camphor trees are called “Nana-hon Kusu” (seven camphor trees). Among them, “the Oh Kusu” (large camphor tree) which is said to have been planted by “Kobo Daishi ‘Kukai’”, the founder of the Shingon sect, has lived longer than a thousand years and overwhelms visitors.
Various God is worshiped in the shrine, it is famous even that “Kusanagi no Tsurugi” (“Kusanagi sword dedicated to the god”) as one of The Three Sacred Treasures of the Imperial Family of Japan is enshrined. The Three Sacred Treasures of the Imperial Family refer to a mirror, a sword and a jewel that are believed to have been granted by Amaterasu Omikami (also known as Tensho daijin or the ‘Sun Goddess’) to her grandson Ninigi during ‘Tensonkorin’ when he descended from heaven to rule over the country.
Yamato Takeru received the sacred sword at the Ise Jingu Shrine and used it to fight off a grass fire, warding off a calamity and gave it the name “Kusanagi no Tsurugi”.
Atsuta Jingu Shrine greeted the 1900th year after it enshrined Kusanagi sword in 2013.
In the Homotsu-kan (treasure hall) of Atsuta-jingu Shrine, approximately 6,000 points of store products donated by the Imperial Family and the feudal lord to this shrine are put. Some of the items on exhibit are changed every month.
|Name:||Atsuta Jingu Shrine|
|Adresse:||Jingu 1-1-1 Nagoya Atsuta-ku, Aichi 456-0031 Japan|
|Access:||Meitetsu Nagoya-honsen Line “Jingu-mae-eki Station” (3 minutes walk)|