Worshipped as the deity of good fortune, this is the head shrine of all the Ebisu-jinja shrines in Japan that enshrine Ebisu, the god of business success. During the period from January 9 to 11 called Toka Ebisu, the shrine bustles with as many as one million visitors every year. A particularly famous event at this time is the Shinto ritual called Fukuotoko Erabi (choosing a lucky man), which takes place early in the morning of January 10. It is also well known that Hanshin Tigers players come here in spring to pray for victory before the official professional baseball season begins. The 247-meter Oneribei, which was constructed in the Muromachi Period, and the Omote-Daimon gate, which was built in 1604 using funds donated by Hideyori Toyotomi, are both designated as national Important Cultural Properties.
1-17, Shakecho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo, 650-0002
- Nearest Station
･ JR Tokaido Line
･ JR Kobe Line
5 minutes on foot
- Phone Number
0798-33-0321Available languagesonly in Japanese
5:00am - 7:00pm
*Closing time from October to February: 6:00 p.m.*Closing time on March: 6:30 p.m.
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