Akutsu Hachiman Shrine

Sightseeing information about Akutsu Hachiman Shrine in Japan.


Akutsu Hachiman Shrine (Akutsu Hachiman Jinja)1.4

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An ancient shrine which was established by a Buddhist priest Jikaku Daishi (Ennin) and a local ruler Banzaburo Akutsu in 860 A.D. in the Heian Period. It is said that Minamoto no Yoshiie, a Minamoto clan samurai of the late Heian Period, visited here and enshrined a divided spirit of the deity of the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine in Kamakura, praying for his victory in the battle with Oshu (Tohoku or Northeastern region) in 1045. Walking past a three-story pagoda on the left of the approach, you will see a thatched Bugaku-den (Hall for traditional Japanese court music accompanied by dancing), which is assumed to be built in the end Muromachi Period (the 18th century) and the Honden (main building) of Sangensha-nagare-zukuri style.
The area on the hill behind the shrine, with dozens of Kofun (ancient mounded tombs), is a historical park called Mahoroba Inishie no Sato Rekishi Koen.
There is a road station Takahata across the street, where you can have a nice break.

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5.03 years ago

There is no fee, no office, and no staff at this shrine. In addition it is a rare example of a remaining Shinto shrine with a well-preserved Buddhist pagoda, which were largely destroyed when shrines and temples were separated in the Meiji period. This, along with the fact that few people bother to visit here, give it a spiritual feel absent at many other places that cater to tourists. Went in the late afternoon in September and was awed. Imagine it's beautiful in all seasons.

5.07 months ago

牧歌的な風景の中に建立する荘厳な空間。
静かで厳かな空間に佇むと清廉な心持ちになりました。
本殿の鬼瓦が珍しいですね。
三重塔の裏手には桜回廊。菜の花と桜に彩られる時期に訪ねてみたいです。

4.06 months ago

夏に行きました。
地元の人から愛されている神社のようです。
まさに知る人ぞ知る、素敵な空間でした。

4.0a year ago

メインは三重塔だと思いますが近隣には郷土資料館・道の駅等もあり「まほろばの里」として整備されているようです。古代住居跡も復元されていたり、季節毎の花が楽しめたりとのんびり出来るトコロです。

4.09 months ago

鳥居の奥の本殿までが素晴らしい

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