Cultural Properties of Aburahi-jinja Shrine
An elaborate festival held every five years in the precinct called Yakkofuri reflects the past practice where samurai gathered to pray to their tutelary deities.
The gate, cloister and main building are nationally designated important cultural properties.
Hanging Buddha image of the Aburahi deity. Guardian gods of ninja such as Marishiten were worshipped.
Aburahi-jinja Shrine is a shrine dedicated to a number of gods that Koka ninja worshipped, and Shotokutaishi is enshrined as the god of war here. The cloister was used as a gathering place and the main building was constructed using funds donated by many samurai.
- 10 minutes’ drive / 30 minutes’ walk from Aburahi Sta. of JR Kusatsu Line
- 1042 Aburahi, Koka-cho, Koka City