Okunitama Shrine is located in Fuchu City, Tokyo, and is one of the five prestigious shrines in Tokyo with a history of over 1,900 years. The other five shrines in Tokyo include Meiji Shrine, Yasukuni Shrine, Hie Shrine, and Tokyo Daijingu Shrine.
Despite its location in the center of Fuchu City, the shrine grounds, rich in nature, have a mysterious and solemn atmosphere.

When the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were held, a portion of the precincts of Okunitama Shrine was used as the course for a road race.

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About Okunitama Shrine

Torii Gate at Okunitama Shrine

Fuchu City, where Okunitama Shrine is located, was once the political center of “Musashi-no-kuni”, one of the local administrative divisions (present-day Tokyo, Saitama, and part of Kanagawa Prefecture). Okunitama Shrine enshrines “Okunitama-no-Ookami,” the guardian deity of Musashi Province.

Weeping cherry blossom at Okunitama Shrine
Okunitama Shrine is also famous for the Weeping cherry blossom

Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival)

Torii Gate of Okunitama Shrine

The “Kurayami Matsuri (Darkness Festival)” held from April 30 to May 6, is especially famous as an event of the Okunitama Shrine.
The main event, “Mikoshi Togyo (Vehicle of the divine spirit called a Mikoshi, which is carried by a person)” , is held on May 5 from 6:00 p.m., and many people visit the shrine to watch the powerful procession.

Also, from the evening of May 3 to May 5, many food stalls called “Yatai” will be set up in the precincts of Okunitama Shrine.

Kurayami Matsuri Festival Dashi Parade held at Okunitama Shrine
Dashi (traditional wheeled float used in Japanese festivals) Parade held on May 4

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Okunitama Shrine (大國魂神社)


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3 Chome-1 Miyamachi, Fuchu City, Tokyo 183-0023


5 minute walk from Fuchu Station and Fuchuhonmachi Station.


(Keio Railway) Fuchu Station
Keio Main Line

(JR) Fuchuhonmachi Station
Nambu Line, Musashino Line