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    Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine

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    Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine

    Pray for good luck at the shrine connected to Taira no Kiyomori who held the reins of power

    Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine’s legend says it was established in 1166 by Taira no Kiyomori.  He divided the spirit of Nyakuichi Oji in Kumano and enshrined it in the annex of Nishi Hachijo Palace. It is said that Taira no Kiyomori was appointed as Daijo Daijin (Grand Minister) after visiting this shrine so that it has been worshipped as deity of good luck and successful career. Even now this shrine attracts many people who wish for its benefits. There is the statue of Taira no Kiyomori and a poetry monument of “Tale of the Heike” also there is a big camphor tree planted by Kiyomori in front of the shrine worshipped as a symbol of the shrine.

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


    Name Nyakuichi Jinja Shrine
    Address 98 Shichijo Goshonouchi Honmachi, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-313-8928
    Hours Entry (gate open): 6:00-18:00 (special prayer until 16:00)
    Recommended Their sacred and large camphor tree grows over Nishioji-dori Street.