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Uto Jinja in Aomori city, Aomori prefecture, is a shrine that enshrines three goddesses who are the daughters of Amaterasu Omikami, known as the god of national foundation in Japan. It is said that the shrine existed here from the ancient times. It was rebuilt in 807 by a military officer at that time, and later in 1641, it was designated as one of the leading shrines in Aomori prefecture. It has been loved by people in Aomori since then as a shrine that has various divine favors including the safety of the family, traffic safety, and business success.
- 2-7-18 Yasukata, Aomori-shi, Aomori
- Contact No.
- 10 minutes' walk from JR Aomori station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
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Pray at Ryujin-sui for safety
Ryujin-sui in the precinct is known as the water that has divine favors in prosperity, safety and preventing disasters to people whose occupations are involved with the sea or water. The precinct also has “Benzaitengu” (the hall of God called Benzaiten). It indicates that Aomori has always been deeply related to the sea for its geographical reasons.
The Cute Charm with an Uto Bird Design
The charm at Uto Jinja is known to be very cute with an uto bird design on it. Uto is kind of a sea bird. The delicate and brilliantly colored embroidery is also popular as a souvenir.
Aomori Uto Festival loved by locals
Uto Jinja Grand Festival is a beloved festival held every fall in Aomori also known as Aomori Uto Festival. This is the most historical and important festival among several festivals held annually. A lot of people get together to enjoy various events such as Mikoshi-togyo (the ceremony to transfer god to portable shrine), the Japanese traditional dance performance, the portable shrine procession, and the tea ceremony.