The shrine houses the revered guardian god of Ashikaga textile industry and has a history and tradition of 1,300 years. It is widely known to the people of Ashikaga as the God of industrial reconstruction and marriage.
Recently the shrine has been recognized as a heritage of night scenery due to the beautiful night view from the shrine of Ashikaga city as well as a sacred place for lovers.
The vermilion of the shrine harmonized with the green background is beautiful and from the grounds you can overlook the Kanto Plain.
It is also the starting point for a Prefectural Nature Hiking Trail. Please do come and have a look.
Basic information and access
3889 Nishinomiya-cho, Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture 326-0817
0284-22-0313 (Ashikaga Orihime Shrine Association)
A 25-minute walk from Ashikaga on the JR Ryomo Line
A 25-minute walk from Tobu Ashikaga Station
15 minutes from Ashikaga Interchange on the Kita Kanto Expressway
Orihime Tourist Car Park (free), Orihime Car Park (free)
Feel free to visit.
Ashikaga Orihime Shrine official website (external site)
Ashikaga Himetama Production Committee official website (external site)