Awashima-jinja Shrine


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This old shrine is well-known for the "Hina Nagashi" ritual that takes place on March 3 every year. Many women visit this shrine to make prayers related to female matters such as childbirth and fertility. It is famous for its dolls, which have been dedicated from all over the country and are lined up in the vermilion-lacquered front hall.

118 Kada, Wakayama City


Access Change to the Nankai Kada Line at either JR or Nankai Wakayama Station and alight at Kada Station. It's a 20-minute walk from there.
Access by Car From the Wakayama Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, take National Route 24 and Prefectural Road 15, 7 toward Kada for approximately 17.2 km.

Name/address in local language

  • 淡島神社 Awashima-jinja Shrine
  • Address 和歌山市加太118 118 Kada, Wakayama City
  • Name/address in local language
Open Hours Shrine office 09:00 - 17:00
(Treasure house open until 16:00)
Holidays Occasionally closed (Shrine treasure house)
Admission Shrine treasure house
Adults ¥300
Children ¥200
Contact Awashima Shrine
Tel +81-(0)73-459-0043
Last updated: 2021-02-02

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