Motoise Gegu Toyouke Shrine
Motoise Gegu Toyouke Shrine is said to be the original Ise Jingu Gegu Shrine, the moniker "moto" meaning before as it predates the Ise Jingu Shrine. This shrine enshrined the Shinto Goddess of Food and Textiles, Toyouke, whose ancestral home is believed to be in this region. The area has a long standing connection to the birth of Japanese food culture, a connection that is even connected to ancient Shinto culture. This shrine is also quite close to Motoise Naigu Kotai Shrine, which enshrined the Shinto Goddess of the Sun, Amaterasu. These two Goddesses are often seen together, and it is recommended to visit both as there are deep connections between the two shrines.
address: 60 Amadauchi, Oemachi, Fukuchiyama City
access: 5 minutes by bus from Oe Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway.
15 minutes walk from Oe Kokomae Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway.