【2019 Hatsumode】”10

【2019 Hatsumode】”10 famous Hatsumode spots” recommended by people from Osaka!

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When it comes to the New Year …
”Hatsumode” comes to mind!

The Shinto ritual of visiting shrines and temples for the first time in the New Year is called ”Hatsumode” and year by year people pray to the gods for a good next year showing gratitude for the old year and making prayers.

We have recommendations for those who can welcome the New Year in Osaka!
We introduce ”Recommended Hatsumode Spots in Osaka”!

Area of Osaka City

  • Sumiyoshi-Taisha
  • Imamiya Ebisu Shrine
  • Osaka Tenman-gu
  • Hokoku Shrine
  • Tsuyu no Tenjinja Shrine (Ohatsu Tenjin)
  • Shitenno-ji
  • Sukunahikona Shrine

Area outside of Osaka City

  • Naritasan Fudoson
  • Hiraoka Shrine
  • Kishiki Shrine

Recommended spots for Hatsmode in Osaka City


2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Picture of Sumiyoshi Taisha
The head shrine of more than 2000 Sumiyoshi Shrines all over the country.
Every year many people overflow the grounds of the Shrine to pray for happiness.
The number of people who visit the shrine reaches 2 million only on the 3rd day.

◆Imamiya Ebisu Shrine

1-6-10 Ebisunishi Naniwa Ward, Osaka City
Picture of Imamiya Ebisu Shrine
The Shrine is famous for its god of Osaka’s merchants ”Ebessan” who protects trade.
From January 9 to 11 the ”Toka Ebisu Festival” is held for three days and more than 1 million people come to visit it as the first festival of the year.

◆Osaka Tenman-gu

2-1-8 Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka City
Picture of Osaka Tenman-gu
Osaka Tenman-gu, famous for its ”Tenjin Festival” the 3rd largest festival of Japan.
It is also popular for its god of scholarship and crowded with many visitors during New Year.

◆Hokoku Shrine

2-1 Osakajo, Chuo Ward, Osaka City
Picture of Hokoku Shrine
A shrine closely related to the Toyotomi clan where ”Toyotomi Hideyoshi”, ”Toyotomi Hideyori” and ”Toyotomi Hidenaga” are worshipped as enshrined deities.
It has various divine virtues for a successful life, fulfilment in the job and a prosperous business.

◆Tsuyu no Tenjinja Shrine (Nickname: Ohatsu Tenjin)

2-5-4 Sonezaki, Kita Ward, Osaka City
Picture of Tsuyu no Tenjinja Shrine
A shrine widely known as ”Ohatsu Tenjin”.
It is also known as a matchmaker deity and many couples visit the shrine to pray for a strong relationship.


1-11-18 Shitennoji, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City
Picture of Shitenno-ji
It was the first Buddhist Kanji temple of Japan which was protected in exchange for national supervision in ancient times.
From January 1 to February 4 you can see the national treasure and important cultural property of Shitennjo-ji which is normally not open to the public.

◆Sukunahikona Shrine

2-1-8 Doshomachi, Chuo Ward, Osaka City
Picture of Sukunahikona Shrine
The enshrined deities of ”Sukunahikona no Mitoko”, deity of Japanese medicine, and ”Shinoentei”, deity of Chinese medicine, are worshipped here and many people visit to pray for health.

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