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Koshikiiwa Shrine, Nishinomiya

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Koshikiiwa Jinja (越木岩神社, Koshikiiwa-jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan. The other name of this shrine is Ebisu Daijingū. The focus of this shrine is a megalith called 'Koshiki-iwa', literally, 'Rice Steamer Rock', because ancient Japanese thought the shape resembled a traditional rice steamer. The height of the megalith is 10 metres with a circumference of 40 metres.

The grounds of this shrine also include an outdoor sumo dohyo and a stage, possibly used for kagura.
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  • This is your normal local shrine. It is well kept and has a great relaxing cool atmosphere about it. A walk up there from Hankyu Kurakoen station is nice and you have good hiking trails further on... 
    This is your normal local shrine. It is well kept and has a great relaxing cool atmosphere about it. A walk up there from Hankyu Kurakoen station is nice and you have good hiking trails further on...  more »
  • I was interested in seeing the ancient rocks at this shrine and I wasn't disappointed. Impressive to look at and walk around. There are two major sacred rocks to see. One behind the shrine and one at....  more
    I was interested in seeing the ancient rocks at this shrine and I wasn't disappointed. Impressive to look at and walk around. There are two major sacred rocks to see. One behind the shrine and one at....  more »
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  • 御朱印頂けます。 オリジナルの御朱印帳有ります。(2種類) 境内に駐車スペースあり。 主祭神 蛭児大神 神社の北東側に社叢林があり地域の共同所有であったが、50年程前に夙川学院の要望で(磐座の保存及び伊勢神宮遥拝所に配慮すると言うことで)売却された。夙川学院は磐座に配慮して夙川学院短期大学を建築した。すなわち、磐座を保存するだけでなく、遥拝所と伊勢神宮の間を遮る位置に建物は建てなかった。しかし、後の資産運用の失敗による経営トラブルでポートアイランドに短期大学を移転するに当たり、夙川学院は不動産業者に土地を売却してしまった。不動産業者は集合住宅を建築するに当たり磐座を破壊撤去し、遥拝所の伊勢神宮の方向の位置にも建物を建設するとしており、神社側は磐座の保存等を働きかけている。そのため署名を不動産業者に提出するなどしているが、業者側は要望をすべて拒否している。ちなみに業者は創建
  • 御朱印をいただきに参拝。結構な坂道を登っていった場所にありますが、南にある鳥居から境内西側の外周を行くと本殿近くに駐車場があり便利です。境内は広くて本殿奥にある御神体の甑岩を徒歩で一周することが出来ますが、天気が良い日に参拝することをオススメします。

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