Torinoko Sansho Shrine 鷲子山上神社 

The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck

The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck
The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck
The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck
Torinoko Sansho Shrine consists of a main hall, a worship hall, a tower gate, a Torii gate (at the prefectural border of Tochigi and Ibaraki) and the main shrine. The shrine is known for its lucky owl, a messenger from the god who brings good luck. The temple complex contains the nation’s largest statue of an owl, an owl post, an owl bell and an owl statue on which visitors pour water to wash their troubles away. Other notable sites include a miraculous turtle well that has never dried up and the building known as Gochiin where famous feudal lord Mitsukuni Tokugawa once stayed. 
  • The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck
  • The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck
  • The shrine on the border of two prefectures known for its owl of good luck

Basic Information

Address 1948 Yamata Nakagawa-machi, Nasu-gun
Telephone Number 0287-92-2571
Website http://www.torinokosan.com/
Business Hours Open every day
Price Free
DirectionsTake the Toya bus to Bato from Ujiie station and alight at the “Nakagawa Machiyakuba-mae” stop and take a 20-minute taxi ride.
Take a 20-minute taxi ride from Karasuyama station on the JR Karasuyama line