Fodor's Expert Review Atsuta Jingu

Nagoya Museum/Gallery

A shrine has stood at the site of Atsuta Jingu for 1,700 years. After Ise, this is the country's most important Shinto shrine. The Homotsukan 宝物館 (Treasure House) is reputed to house one of the emperor's three imperial regalia—the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (Grass-Mowing Sword)—and although it is never on public display, there are many other worthy artifacts to see. Nestled among 1,000-year-old trees, making it easy to spot from the train, the shrine is an oasis of tradition in the midst of modern industrialism. Dozens of major festivals and religious events are held here each year. From Meitetsu Nagoya Station take the Meitetsu Nagoya Line south to Jingumae Station. The shrine is across the road from the West Exit.

Museum/Gallery Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Quick Facts

1-1-1 Jingu
Nagoya, Aichi-ken  456-8585, Japan

052-671–4151

www.atsutajingu.or.jp/en/intro

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Shrine free, Treasure House ¥300, Treasure House closed Wed

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