The Atsuta Shrine is home to the “Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi(a sword)", which is one of the Three Sacred Imperial Treasures. This is the 2nd largest shrine after Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture, and about 6.5 million people visit there annually. There you can find Nobunaga walls which was made by Shogun Nobunaga Oda in 1560. He prayed for victory of the war here and in return of his winning, he donated the wall. Nijugocho-Bashi Bridge, made with 25 stone plates as its name describes - is the oldest stone bridge in Nagoya. At the Treasure Hall, the Atsuta Jingu Museum houses about 4,000 articles donated by the people ranging widely in class from the Imperial Family, shoguns (generalissimo) and feudal lords to common persons. Among these materials, especially important are the Koshinpoh (sacred garments, furniture and utensils for use of the enshrined deities), the swords, the hang mirrors, the Bugaku (ancient court dance) masks, the ancient documents and the household articles, 174 items of which have been designated or Aichi Prefecture important cultural assets. These treasures are exhibited by turns in the Hall for showing to the public. The articles on display are exchanged every month. They help you appreciate the deep faith people have had in the shrine as well as its long history.
1-1-1 Jingu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya
|Access||Subway Meijo-Line "Jingu-Nishi" sta.
Meitetsu "Jingu-Mae" sta.
|Opening Hours||The Treasure Hall: 9:00～16:30 (Entrance close at 16:10), Shrine is open for 24 hours to pray|
|Regular Holiday||Open year round (Shrine)
Final Wednesday and following day of each month / December 25 - 31 (Treasure Exhibition Hall)
|Cost||Adults: 300yen (The Treasure Hall)|
|Parking||400 passenger car parking spaces
6 passenger bus parking spaces