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(National Important Cultural Property) Nukisaki Shrine

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Nukisaki Shrine stands proudly surrounded by trees aged over 1000 years. It is listed as the highest rank in the shrine registry. Futsunushinokami, the fighting god, and Himeookami, the god of weaving and agriculture were enshrined in the year 531.


It has a unique architecture where the main shrine is located down the entrance path. The main building, worship hall, and the main gate were rebuilt by the third general Iemitsu Tokugawa in 1635 and repaired by the fifth general Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. All three structures are registered as national important cultural property.
Deer Bone Divination (Left photo)/ A religious service to divine by piercing the deer scapula with a heated pick. It is now only performed in 3 places over the country. Registered as prefectural important cultural property.


Votive Mirror (Right photo) /Among all the mirrors collected as treasures, three of them are registered as national important cultural property. Among the three, Hakudougakkukan, is one of Japan's Three Famous Mirrors. It was a symbol of authority in the ancient years."
Main Events
January 1: New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine
February 3: Setsubun festival (setsubunsai)
April 15: Horseback archery festival
December 12: Door open festival
December 31: visit to the shrine on December 31
Entrance fee
The precincts: free of charge
Treasure museum
Please adress the shrine office on your arrival.
Business hours :
From 10:00 to 15:00
Admission Fee
Adult: 300 yen (150 yen)
High school students and younger : 100 yen (50 yen)
() indicates the fee for people in groups of 20 or more people
Map information
1535, Ichinomiya, Tomioka-shi

15 minutes by car from Joshinetsu Expressway Tomioka IC
It is a 10-minute walk from Joshin Electric Railway Ichinomiya Station
Reference of this page
Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine
Phone number 0274-62-2009