Asuwa Shrine on Asuwayama (Mt. Asuwa) in Fukui is said to be 1500 years old. Asuwa enshrines the mythical 6th century Emperor Keitai, who was supposedly born in Fukui.
The actual buildings, however, date from 1959, as the shrine has been destroyed several times over its history by fire, war and earthquake.
Asuwa Shrine attractions supplicants to pray for safe child-birth and success in examinations and business.
To get to the shrine from Fukui Station the quickest way is to walk over Sakurabashi and ascend the Atagozaka steps - 145 Shakudani stone steps - to the shrine. Alternatively take a tram to Koen-guchi Station or take the West Route Smile Bus to the Atagozaka stop.
1-8-25 Asuwa Uemachi 108
Tel: 0776 36 0287
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