10. Fushimi Inari| Miturugisya


Gozendani(御膳谷) ~ Yakurikisya(薬力社) ~ Miturugisya(御劔社)

Kasuga-touge (春日峠) – Kasuga mountain pass.

From Gozendani through Kasuga mountain pass, it is about 5mins walk to Yakurikisya(薬力社)

Yakurikisya (薬力社) & Yakurikitei(薬力亭)

Literally “Yakuriki” means medicine power. “薬”=medicine “力”=Power.
This shrine is the god of Healthy longevity, no illness. The spring water at this shrine is very famous as sacred water for good health, and you can get it at Yakurikitei shop. This shop also sell the boiled egg named as “Yaku-riki-kenko-tamago”, “Medical power healthy egg” which is boiled with the sacred spring water here. Many people pray for their health and eat them here.

Waraji (Straw sandals) 草鞋 donation

Many Straw sandals are donated here to pray for being a good walker, good legs.

Yakuriki Waterfall

Yakuriki waterfall video

Yakuriki waterfall ~ Turugisya (Choujyasya)

Chojyasha Shinseki (長者社神蹟) is one of the seven Shinseki of Inari Shrine.
The deity of this shrine is the huge rock behind the shrine, which is named as “Tsurug-iishi” Tsurugi = sword, ishi = Stone

Mitsurugi Shrine (Choja Shrine) 御劔社(長者社)

Miturugi Shrine (御劔社)

Tsurugiishi Stone
The Tsurugiishi stone (also known as the Kaminariishi stone) stands on the site of a former shrine according to an ancient map of the mountaintop. Like the three peaks of Inariyama, this seems to have been a place for the celebration of deities.

Well named as “Yakiba no Mizu”(焼刃の水)

It is said that Sanjo Kokaji Munechika, a swordsmith who lived in the Heian period (794-1185), received an imperial order to temper a celebrated sword called Kogitsunemaru with the help of Inari Okami on this mountain. The Tsurugiishi Stone marks the place where these events took place.


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