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Introducing Power Spots on the Grounds of Atsuta Shrine

This video, titled "Atsuta Jingu - Nagoya - Aichi - 熱田神宮 - 4K Ultra HD," was created by "TokyoStreetView - Japan The Beautiful." The video portrays the grounds of Atsuta Shrine (Atsuta Jingu) in Atsuta, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture.

Atsuta Shrine, known affectionately as "Atsuta-san" to the locals, has a long and rich history.
Besides the main shrine, there's "Atsuta Shrine Grove" (熱田の杜) with its towering camphor trees.
The entire space is filled with spiritual energy.
In this article, we'll introduce the must-see areas and visitor information about the shrine.

From the video alone, you'll get a sense of how it feels to walk through the quiet and serene atmosphere of the shrine.

What Kind of Place Is Atsuta Shrine?

Image of Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Photo:Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Atsuta Shrine is an ancient shrine with around 1,900 years of history.
The enshrined deity, Atsuta-no-Ookami (熱田大神) represents the sacred sword Kusanagi shinken (草薙神剣), one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan.
The Five Great Gods of Atsuta, including Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神) and Takehaya Susanoo-no-mikoto (素盞嗚尊) are enshrined as well.

The shrine is a 3-minute walk from Jingu-Mae Station (名鉄神宮前駅) on the Nagoya Line (名鉄名古屋本線).
Right in front of the station is Atsuta Shrine Grove.
By car, the shrine is 10 kilometers away from the Nagoya Minami Interchange (名古屋南IC) on the Isewangan Expressway (伊勢湾岸自動車道). Parking is available at the shrine as well.

At Atsuta Shrine, around 60 ceremonies and events are held every year, with the most popular being the "Atsuta Festival" (熱田まつり), held on the 5th of June.
The shrine also attracts many visitors on occasions such as the first day of the year, Shichi-Go-San, and weddings, as well as for shrine visits or collecting shuin.

A Look at the Grounds of Atsuta Shrine

Image of Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Photo:Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The video begins at the "East Gate" (東門) closest to Jingu-Mae Station.
This can be seen from 0:05 in the video.

Inside the shrine, there's the East Entrance, West Entrance (西門), and Main Entrance (正門).
As seen from 0:34 in the video, visitors must conduct ritual cleansings of their hands and mouth before entering the shrine.
A row of sake barrels can be seen, with the 1000-year-old camphor tree "Okusu" (大楠) standing near by.

Continuing on, you'll find the main shrine.
This can be seen from 2:10 in the video.
In the video, you can see the prayer hall (祈祷殿) where purification rituals are conducted, as well as the praying area for shrine visits (神楽殿).

Behind the main shrine is the path "Kokoro-no-Komichi" (こころの小径), and further in, you can find Ichinomisaki Shrine (一之御前神社) where Amaterasu ( is enshrined.
This is known as the most spiritual place within the shrine, and access to the path is only open between 9 am and 4 pm every day.
Another power spot is "Shimizu Shrine" (清水社) where the deity of water is enshrined.

Other spots for prayers include the Minami-Shingu-Sha Shrine (南新宮社) where Susanoo is enshrined, Kusunomi-Mae-Sha Shrine (楠之御前社) where the deity of childbirth is enshrined, Hakken-gū (別宮八剣宮) where a sacred sword is enshrined, Kamichikama Shrine (Sessha Kamichikama Shrine, 上知我麻神社) where the deity of wisdom is enshrined, as well as Okuninushi-sha(大国主社) of the deity Daikoku (大黒様), and Kotoshironushi-sha (事代主社) of the deity Ebisu (恵比寿様).

Summary of Atsuta Shrine

Image of Hitsuzumabushi, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture
Photo:Hitsuzumabushi, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

The video introduces the vibrant grounds of Atsuta Shrine.
Be sure to check it out to see beautiful, relaxing scenes of the shrine.

Of course, it'd be even better to pay an actual visit to the shrine!
Near the shrine are numerous restaurants offering Nagoya's famous local specialty, hitsumabushi, so consider trying it if you're looking to grab a bite to eat!

◆Atsuta Shrine Facilities Overview◆
【Address】Atsuta, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture 1-1-1
【Access】A 3-minute walk from Jingu-Mae Station off the Meitetsu Nagoya Line

【Official Website】Atsuta Shrine|Hatsu-Ebisu|Shichi-Go-San|Shrine Visit|Purification|Nagoya|Atsuta Shrine

【Tripadvisor】Atsuta Shrine

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