Affectionately called "Ishikiri-san," Ishikiri-Tsurugiya Shrine, located in Higashiosaka City at the foot of Mt. Ikoma, has long been familiar to people in Osaka from olden times as a deity who cures dembo (tumors and boils). Believed to have special powers to heal diseases, the shrine is worshipped by many people even today. The name "Ishikiri-Tsurugiya Shrine" is derived from the enshrined objects of worship: a sword and arrow (tsurugi and ya) that are able to cut (kiri) and penetrate any rocks (ishi). Walking along the 1 km approach to the shrine from the station, visitors can find a number of fortune-tellers' signboards, eateries, herbal medicine pharmacies, and grocery stores. The street's unique, retrospective atmosphere makes visitors feel as if they are experiencing a time warp.
|ADDRESS||〒579-8011 1-1-1 Higashi-Ishikiri-cho, Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka Pref.|
|TRANSPORTATION||15 min. walk from Ishikiri Sta. of the Kintetsu Nara Line
7 min. walk from Shin-Ishikiri Sta. of the Kintetsu Higashi-Osaka Line
Parking : Available
|INQUIRIES||TEL : 072-982-3621 FAX : 072-981-3070|