Himukai Daijingu Shrine

January 25, 2004

Tradition has it that the shrine was founded during the era of the 23rd emperor Kenzou who is said to have been on the throne a few years during the latter half of the 5th century. During Onin civil war (1467-1477), all of its historical records as well as buildings were burned down.

There used to be Tokaido, a highway to Edo (present day Tokyo), close to Himukai Daijingu and the shrine was crowded with people such as those who prayed for safety of travel. But, nowadays, the highway is far south and the shrine does not have many visitors.

Torii gateway and the approach to Himukai Daijingu. The stone steps in front of Himukai Daijingu.
The precincts of the shrine. Haiden, a building of worship.
Gekuu, the outer shrine. On the far left is Naikuu, the inner shrine. Ama no Iwato, a short tunnel through a rock.
A person was walking on a trail that leads from the shrine to Nanzen-ji. The trail reaches Suirokaku, an aqueduct in the precincts of Nanzen-ji.