Shrines & Temples

    Rokusonno Jinja Shrine

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    Rokusonno Jinja Shrine

    Birthplace of Seiwa Genji and God’s messenger carp bringsgood fortune

    Rokusonno Jinja Shrine was established in 963, and Tsunemoto Minamoto is enshrined in this temple. The origin of this temple is from the time when Tsunemoto’s son, Mitsunaka, built a sanctuary after his father was buried. In those days, Tanjosu Benzaiten-sha Shrine was enshrined above the well near Shinryu Pond in the shrine. The spring water was used for Mitsunaka's first bath, so that this shrine has been said to offer blessings for conception and smooth childbirth.  Also, Taiko Bridge across the pond has another name “the bridge between the lovers”, it is said if you cross the bridge, you can get a good match. A charm in the motif of carp for matchmaking is very popular.

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


    Name Rokusonno Jinja Shrine
    Address Mibu-dori Hachijo-kado, Minami-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-691-0310
    Hours Entry free (for special prayer: 9:00-17:00)
    Recommended Every year on June 13th, the sitting statue of Benzaiten (god of treasury) will be open to the public.