Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine is a tranquil spot in the commercial center of Nagoya near Yaba-cho subway station south of Sakae.
The shrine is situated right behind the trendy F.I.L store.
Hachiman shrines are dedicated to Hachiman the syncretic Shinto/Buddhist god of warriors and the divine protector of the nation.
Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine's enshrined deities include the largely legendary emperors Nintoku and Ojin.
Tokugawa Ieyasu appointed the shrine as the patron, tutelary shrine of Nagoya in 1610. The shrine's main Wakamiya Festival takes places from May 15-16 every year and it is a popular place for traditional weddings.
Wakamiya Hachiman Shrine is a common name for Hachiman shrines and they appear across the country.
Tel: 052 241 0810
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