Minashi Shrine

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Minashi Shrine
Minashi Shrine
Founded 9th century
Address 5323 Ishinomiya-machi Ishihara
Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
502-0071 Japan
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto
Minashi Shrine haiden

Minashi Shrine (水無神社, Minashi Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The kanji for the shrine are also sometimes read as Suimu. The full name is Hida Ichinomiya Minashi Shrine (飛騨一宮水無神社 Hida Ichinomiya Minashi Jinja), as it was once the main shrine of Hida Province.


There are no official records marking the construction of the shrine, but it is believed that it was constructed during the reign of Emperor Seiwa during the late-9th century.

Because of firebombing activities during World War II, Minashi Shrine served as a refuge for Atsuta Shrine's Kusanagi from August 21 to September 19, 1945.


Coordinates: 36°05′7.10″N 137°15′6.7″E / 36.0853056°N 137.251861°E / 36.0853056; 137.251861