Shrines & Temples

    Hiko Jinaj Shrine

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    Hiko Jinaj Shrine

    Established by a Japanese man who was engaged in the study of aeronautics – visit and pray here for a safe flight

    Here enshrines Nigihayahi no Mikoto, the deity for airplanes. This deity can move freely in the air by Amano Iwafune Ship. This shrine was built by Chuhachi Ninomiya who first studied the flight principle in Japan. Ninomiya’s challenge was to be the first to develop a manned airborne flight, however, he was surpassed by the Wright brothers and abandoned his study. When the world entered the aeronautical period, Ninomiya was greatly grieved by the high toll of victims of airplane accidents, and so built this temple in 1915 at his own expense. Today the deity for safety of airflight is deeply worshipped by people involved with flight safety.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012


    Name Hiko Jinaj Shrine
    Address 44 Yawata Doi, Yawata City, Kyoto
    Tel 075-982-2329
    Hours Entry (gate open): 9:00-17:00
    Recommended The very unique wooden votive on which an airplane is painted is a must see.