Namba Yasaka Shrine in Chuo Ward Area

Namba Yasaka Shrine Guide


Namba Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the Chuo Ward area of Osaka, Japan. It is known for its unique lion-shaped monument and the annual festival, which features a parade of giant lion heads.


The shrine was established in the 4th century and was originally located in a different part of Osaka. It was moved to its current location in the 14th century and has since been an important cultural and religious site in the city.

What to See

  • The lion-shaped monument, which is over 10 meters tall and is said to protect the city from evil spirits.
  • The main hall, which houses the enshrined deities of the shrine.
  • The festival floats, which are on display throughout the year and depict scenes from Japanese folklore.

Annual Festival

The Namba Yasaka Shrine Festival is held annually in January and features a parade of giant lion heads. The festival is said to bring good luck and prosperity to the city and is a popular event among locals and tourists alike.

Approximate latitude and longitude: 34.66608298044539, 135.5035523147386