A smallpox epidemic broke out in this area in 1545. Nothing could stop its spread, but paper talismans from this shrine proved to be effective, earning Tanekawa Shrine the respect of the community. The shrine was burned to the ground in a riot about 400 years ago.Although there were a number of regional disputes surrounding the shrine in later years, Tanekawa Shrine exists as we know today because it was decided that instead of having the region's gods enshrined in a number of different locations, it would be better to have them all in one place.With roughly 100 cherry blossom trees in bloom in the spring, Tanekawa Shrine is a popular destination for families and more.
address1087 Shinge, Sennan-shi Osaka, 590-0503
transport5-minute walk from the Shinkemiya bus stop; board a Sennan City Community Bus (inner loop) from Shinge Station on the JR Hanwa Line