Okazaki Shrine is regarded as one of the shrines that Emperor Kanmu built around the capital Kyoto in each cardinal direction to protect it during the Heian period. The shrine located east of the capital was called the Higashitenn-ou, meaning the Heavenly King of the East. The god Reiken, who had many children, is enshrined here as the guardian of children. Also, at the time of its construction, this area was the habitat of many wild rabbits, and as rabbits often give birth, they are considered to be the god's ambassadors. It is still a popular shrine for women to visit for its rabbit themed decor and trinkets. There are many rabbits statues to take selfies with such as the Koma Rabbit and Bestowed Child Rabbit, and you can even get a rabbit fortune slip, or rabbit mikuji.
51, Okazaki Higashitennocho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
Take Kyoto city bus, get off at "Okazaki Jinja-mae" right in front of the stop
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