Saitama-ken, Asaka-shi, Miyado 4-3-1   宮戸神社埼玉県朝霞市宮戸4-3-1



 Miyado Jinja

30 July, 2021

Sacred Tokyo 40 Shinto Shrines

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Nearest station: Asakadai    Line:  TobuTojo (TJ13)

Enshrined Kami:  


Omodaru-no-mikoto             面足尊

Izanagi-no-mikoto                  伊邪那岐命

Izanami-no-mikoto              伊邪那美命

Ukanomitama-Mikoto   稲倉魂命

Koratama tarehime-Mikoto  高良玉垂姫命


From Merged Shrines


In-ground Shrines:

Gokoku Jinja   護国神社
Hakusan-Sha    白山社
Hioji-Sha            日王子社
Shinmei-Sha      神明者
Mizu Jinja           水神社
Tenman-Gu       天満宮
Mitake Jinja         御嶽神社
Inari-Sha            稲荷社
Sekison-Sha       石尊社


​Annual Festival:   April 7


This is the twenty-fifth of my ex post facto shrine reports. I visited it in November 2016. 

When this shrine was founded is unclear, but it is said to have come into existence as a Kumano Jinja sometime during the Kamakura/Muromachi Periods when the Kumano faith was flourishing. Known as Miyado-Kumano Jinja it was seen as the tutelary shrine for Miyado Village.

In 1907, in line with the government's Shrine Merger Order (神社合祀令), Miyado-Kumano Jinja was merged with two other local shrines, Tajimajinmei Jinja and  Hamasaki Hikawa Jinja. The new shrine  became recognised as a place where the Kumano Sansha could be worshipped from afar (“hakaruenjo”, 遥拝所).

In 1942 a shrine called Amatsu Jinja天津神社 in Muneoka Village was relocated to the Miyado-Kumano grounds, and the following year an Inari Jinja in Muneoka was merged with Amatsu Jinja. Following this, the Miyado-Kumano Jinja was renamed as Miyado Jinja and given village shrine ranking.  

In 1956 the Kumano Sansha-related deities were returned to Kumano: along with this what had been the in-ground Komagata Jinja became the new main hall, (“honden”本殿), and the other in-ground shrines were grouped together.

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                             Mizu Jinja


                       Gokoku Jinja



Miyado Jinja  宮戸神社

                       Mitake Jinja 



Miyado Jinja  宮戸神社
Miyado Jinja  宮戸神社
Miyado Jinja  宮戸神社