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Ako Oishi Shrine

129 Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 791-42-2054
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A Highlight in Ako

If you go to Ako, be sure to make time to see this lovely shrine. Though it is not large, there are... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Lara N
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Takamatsu, Japan
The shrine is incredible and dedicated to the 47 ronin

The shrine is very beautiful and the statues are incredible to look at. The shrine requires you to... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
Ross H
,
Memphis, Tennessee
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129 Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you go to Ako, be sure to make time to see this lovely shrine. Though it is not large, there are several outbuildings with displays of art and artifacts and also a lovely little garden. Visiting the main shrine building is free, but entrance...More

Thank Lara N
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The shrine is very beautiful and the statues are incredible to look at. The shrine requires you to purify yourself before entering. Though I do not speak or read japanese. I found the shrine to be beautiful and serene. It is a fitting monument to...More

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Ōishi-jinja is dedicated to the 47 Rōnin. Individual statues of these heroic men line the shrine’s causeway. History: The story of the 47 Rōnin is also known in Japanese as the Genroku Akō Jikken 元禄赤穂事件 (Genroku (Era) Akō Incident). The Ronin themselves are called the...More

1  Thank ART196
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We visited here after Ako Castle ruins. It’s about 5 minutes’ walk from the castle ruins to the shrine. (About 18 minutes from Banshu Ako Station.) Before getting to the shrine, you’ll probably pass the gate called “Nagayamon” gate. If you are a fan of...More

2  Thank zee1angel
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I wanted to visit this shrine and also photograph the statues of the 47 Ronin that adorn the walkway leading to the shrine. It was a lovely atmosphere and we had a pleasantly warm day for our visit. As I strolled along the walkway taking...More

2  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I visited this place about ten years ago indeed, but still this was the most memorable place for me because I was fond of the historical story 'Chushingura'. Even the size of shrine relatively smaller than our famous shrines, the statues along the walk welcomes...More

2  Thank Eun Sil N
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