Ikukunitama Shrine, affectionately known as “Ikutama-san”, is the oldest shrine in Osaka, and is said to have been founded by the first Emperor Jinmu, who enshrined Ikushima and Ashikushima no Mikami in the area around the present Osaka Castle.

The shrine was moved to its present location in 1585 when Toyotomi Hideyoshi built Osaka Castle. It is the only one of the 80,000 shrines in Japan that is built in the Ikukunitama-zukuri style.


nameIkukunitama Shrine
business hours6:00 – around 17:00 (dawn to dusk, depending on the season)
business holidaywithout a holiday
feeFree of charge in the precinct
residence13-9 Ikutama-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
telephone number06-6771-0002


4 minutes walk from Exit 3 of Osaka Municipal Subway Tanimachi 9-chome Station.