Tourism - Rokusho Jinja:

Rokusho Jinja
The entrance to the shrine grounds, next to the parking lot.
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This beautiful shrine was where Tokugawa Ieyasu (then Matsudaira Takechiyo) was consecrated as a baby. The brilliant vermilion colored shrine was renovated on the orders of his grandson, Tokugawa Iemitsu, when he visited Okazaki in 1634 on his way to Kyoto.
Rokusho Jinja The beautful, detailed framework.
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The beautiful gate was built by the Iemitsu's son and successor, Tokugawa Ietsuna, the 4th shogun of the line. Both the Main Hall and Hall of Worship are protected as national important cultural properties. During the long reign of the Tokugawa shoguns, only important daimyo (regional lords) with a stipend exceeding 50,000 koku were allowed to ascend the stone steps leading up to the shrine.
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The stairs leading to the shrine.
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These days the shrine is popular with women praying for an easy childbirth, and with tourists enjoying the peace and quiet and the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of daimyo.
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An 'oni' (demon) head, a beautifully crafted lamp, Tokugawa's hand print and a komainu statue.
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How to get there:
Myoudaiji-mimitori 44, Tel: 51-2930
The shrine is about a 5-minute walk from Meitetsu Higashi Okazaki Station.
Location: http://www.yamasa.cc/members/ocjs/Map.nsf/MapMain?OpenForm&45

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