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Utasu jinja Shrine

The origin of this shrine is said to be that an old mirror dug up from the riverside of the Asanogawa River had a pattern of a rabbit and a dragon, and the shrine was dedicated to the god Utatsu (means rabbit and dragon). After the death of Lord Toshiie Maeda, the founder of the Kaga Domain,  Utasu Hachimangu Shrine was built and became a clan shrine enshrining the spirit of the Maeda family. In the back of the precincts, there is a "Sasayu* water well of Lord Toshitsune(the third of Kaga Domain)" which is said to have cured Tsunanori(the fifth of Kaga Domain)'s illness.

*Sasayu...Sake-infused hot water used in Edo period (1603-1868) to bathe children after they were cured of pemphigus.

Information

Address
〒920-0831 1-30-8 Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Price
Free admission within the premises
By Public Transportation
Approx. 8 minutes on foot from "Hashiba-cho" bus stop on the Kanazawa Loop Bus, Hokutetsu Bus, and West JR Bus
Approx. 5 minutes on foot from "Ume-no Hashi" bus stop on the Kanazawa Flat Bus Zaimoku route.
Parking
None
Parking: Large Vehicle
None
Website
Ishikawa Prefectural Shinto Shrine Office (Japanese only)
Notes
Goshuin stamp / 〇
Goshuin Stamp book / ×

Map

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