Located on the south side of the 15th emperor of Japan's tomb and said to have been established in the latter half of the 6th century, it is the oldest of Japan's Hachimangu shrines.
Although it was originally located in front of an ancient tomb mound, it moved to its current location and it was renamed after the 15th emperor's posthumous name.
The ancestors of the Genji clan are enshrined here, and members of the Genji family as well as samurai have worshipped here since the Kamakura period.
Today, visitors to the shrine pray to the gods of the shrine for safe childbirth and to ward off misfortune. The main building is a 1606 reconstruction built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi's son. The shrine holds several national treasures, including those donated by Minamoto-no-Yorimoto as well as a mikoshi and metal saddle fixings excavated from Maruyama tumulus. During the May 8th summer festival (Fuji Matsuri), dance and music is offered to the gods, and during the September 15th autumn festival, a ritual is performed in which the national treasure mikoshi is carried over the ancient tomb mound.
*The event schedule is subject to change. Please refer to the official website of each event for details.
address3-2-8 Konda, Habikino-shi, Osaka, 583-0857
transport10-minute walk from Furuichi Station on the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line