Iyahiko Shrine

Iyahiko Shrine
Admission Free
Opening Hours9:00 - 17:00 (including prayer room)
NotesPrayer room available for reservations.
Available for weddings & funerals
LocationNakajima Park 1- 8, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido

5 minute walk from Nakajima park station

Iyahiko Shrine entrance

“Torii” located at the entrance

Iyahiko Shrine is located in Nakajima park on the east side. It’s a small Shinto shrine and when you are in Nakajima Park it’s another nice little spot to visit to get some nice photos, to pray, or to buy a souvenir or prayer amulet. Feel free to walk around the small grounds, or sit for a coffee and enjoy a piece of Japanese culture. There are special events at the shrine that take place throughout the year, especially around New Year. Summer and the Obon festival are also big on the calendar. Iyahiko Shrine is especially beautiful during the autumn and winter seasons.

Iyahiko Shrine Statue

“Komainu” statue guarding the temple

Prayer rooms and prayer times are daily. For specific blessings, for things such as company prosperity, baby blessings, or for family health and safety then a priest is available. The cost ranges from ¥5000 to ¥15,000. Before coming to visit for a blessing, it is recommended to contact the shrine as there are occasions where the priest is absent at a visit. And as with all religious or spiritual places, the shrine is available for weddings or funerals. The amulets and trinkets available from the shop cover things from health, luck to money and prosperity.

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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.