Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine (Nishinomiya Ebisu-san)
Nishinomiya-jinja, located in the city of Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, is known affectionately by many as Ebisu-jinja. It enshrines the deities Nishinomiya-okami, Amaterasu-o-mikami, Okuninushi-no-mikoto, and Susanoo-no-mikoto. An oneri-bei (large plaster wall), and omote-daimon (front gate) known as the "Aka-mon" ("red gate") have been designated Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. The shrine is venerated by many as the home of the god of commerce under the name of Nishinomiya-no-Ebisu-san. The Toka Ebisu Festival, which takes place for three days around 10 January, is always a lively event with many visitors.
Address: 1-17, Shake-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
[Walk]Hanshin Nishinomiya Stn./15-min. walk