Onamuchi Shrine


It is said to be the oldest shrine in Japan, built 1,800 years ago, and the surrounding area is also deeply connected with the legendary Amagi of Yamataikoku. There are benefits for marriage and business prosperity, and the old ema placards are also superb. A big autumn festival ”Okunchi” has been held every year on October 23rd for 700-800 years and a mikoshi portable shrine is brought out and men and women of all ages participate in a ”Shiko Gyoretsu Procession” and ”Urayasu Dance” is performed by female dancers.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-0811 福岡県朝倉郡筑前町弥永697-3
Address 697-3 Yanaga, Chikuzen machi, Asakura gun
Telephone Number 0946-24-5805(大己貴神社)
Contact Onamuchi Shrine
Fax Number 0946-21-1127
Open Reservations required for purification
Car Park Yes (20 spaces)
Access (1) 20 minutes by car from Chikugo Ogori Interchange
(2) 30 minutes by bus from Nishitetsu Asakura Gaido Station
5 minutes by car from Shinmachi Bus Stop
Website https://www.oonamuchi-jinja.or.jp/

Cycling equipment

Bicycle stands Yes
Loan of pumps for sports bikes None
Loan of bicycle tools None
Toilets Yes
Drinking water (tap water, etc.) Yes
Tourist brochures, cycling maps, etc. None

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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