Ikukunitama Jinja

  • Capacity: 2~100 persons
  • Address: 13-9, Ikutama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka
  • URL: http://fishaqua.gozaru.jp/osaka/tennouji/ikutama/text.htm

Introduction In 1583, General Toyotomi Hideyoshi needed to build a shrine before building Osaka Castle. The shrine was Ikukunitama Jinja, which was moved to today's location from the former in 1585. About 20 years later, in the Edo period (1603-1868), this shrine was reserved, called Naniwa-no-oyashiro in its honor and become the focus of people's worship. And in the Meiji period (1868-1912), it gained the position of Kanpei-taisha shrine, the highest position of all Japanese shrines.

This Ikukunitama Jinja (its local name is Ikutama-san) has eleven subsidiary shrines within the main precinct. One of them is very popular and famous as a shrine dedicated to the Kami of happy marriage. It is called Shigino Jinja. This shrine is said to give a strong power of love to people who hold a wedding ceremony here. Ikukunitama Jinja will give you mystical power of everlasting love which strongly unites you and your partner in marriage.