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HistoryOsakabe Shrine

This shrine is popular for its yukata (summer cotton kimono) festival. The deity Osakabe refers to two deities: Prince Osakabe, the son of 8th century Emperor Konin, and his daughter, Princess Tomi, two folk deities of old on Mt. Hime (where Himeji Castle is located) who have been respectfully worshipped by successive generations of castle lords. The adjacent Chogen-ji Temple once had a place for offerings to the deity Osakabe, but this offering place separated from the temple at the end of the Taisho period (1912-1926), and Osakabe Shrine was established. After WWII, the shrine's June rituals became popular through the support of the Dry Goods Dealer's Association, Tourism Association, and local residents, and the Yukata Festival is now a well-known event in Himeji.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Train: 10 minute walk from Himeji Station on JR or the Sanyo Electric Railway
33 Tatemachi, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0903