Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine Toka-Ebisu Grand Festival

Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine Toka-Ebisu Grand Festival

The head Ebisu shrine is visited by more than one million people for the Toka-Ebisu Festival, also known as “Ebessan”

Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine in Hyogo is the head shrine for all the Ebisu shrines in Japan. The lively Toka-Ebisu Festival, which takes place during the three days from the 9th to the 11th of January and draws more than one million worshippers, is known throughout the country as one of the leading festivals in the area between Osaka and Kobe.

Ebisu: A guardian deity of the fishing industry, and symbol of blessings brought by the sea. Ebisu is depicted holding a sea bream at left and a fishing rod at right.


Event information

From Osaka or Kyoto: Take the JR line to Nishinomiya Station
Held annually from January 9 to 11.
For more information, please visit the official website.
Official website
えびす宮総本社 西宮神社


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