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Interesting that the domain of the man assassinated by the 47 Ronin has a shrine dedicated to them... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2019
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大石神社 [赤穂] Ōishi Shrine (Akō)

Ōishi-jinja is dedicated to the 47 Rōnin. Individual statues of these heroic men line the shrine’s... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2016
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Jan 20, 2019
“small but interesting”
Nov 11, 2018
“THE BEGINNING POINT FOR THE 47 RONIN”
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129 Kamikariya, Ako 678-0235, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

Interesting that the domain of the man assassinated by the 47 Ronin has a shrine dedicated to them. its small but the statues are interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

I have studied the 47 Ronin for years and where it start is one of the last I have visited. It was no dis-appointment. The shrine covers so much to explain unanswered questions that develop over the years. The young monk with limited English went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you go to Ako, be sure to make time to see this lovely shrine. Though it is not large, there are several outbuildings with displays of art and artifacts and also a lovely little garden. Visiting the main shrine building is free, but entrance...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Lara N
Reviewed July 8, 2016

The shrine is very beautiful and the statues are incredible to look at. The shrine requires you to purify yourself before entering. Though I do not speak or read japanese. I found the shrine to be beautiful and serene. It is a fitting monument to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

Ōishi-jinja is dedicated to the 47 Rōnin. Individual statues of these heroic men line the shrine’s causeway. History: The story of the 47 Rōnin is also known in Japanese as the Genroku Akō Jikken 元禄赤穂事件 (Genroku (Era) Akō Incident). The Ronin themselves are called the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank ART196
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited here after Ako Castle ruins. It’s about 5 minutes’ walk from the castle ruins to the shrine. (About 18 minutes from Banshu Ako Station.) Before getting to the shrine, you’ll probably pass the gate called “Nagayamon” gate. If you are a fan of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank zee1angel
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I wanted to visit this shrine and also photograph the statues of the 47 Ronin that adorn the walkway leading to the shrine. It was a lovely atmosphere and we had a pleasantly warm day for our visit. As I strolled along the walkway taking...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Just-Julie-Cairns
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I visited this place about ten years ago indeed, but still this was the most memorable place for me because I was fond of the historical story 'Chushingura'. Even the size of shrine relatively smaller than our famous shrines, the statues along the walk welcomes...More

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank Eun Sil N
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