|Address||502 Hokiji, Tawaramoto-cho, Shiki-gun, Nara|
|Phone||0744-32-2391 (Chief Priest's Residence)|
Ike Shrine (Ike Nimasu Asagiri Kihatahime Shrine) is a Grand Shrine recorded in the ancient text Engishiki dedicated to the gods Takuhata Chijihime no Mikoto and Sugawara no Michizane. It was known as Tenmangu Shrine until the beginning of the Meiji period. During the Middle Ages, Tenmangu Shrine was the local shrine of the powerful Hasegawa clan. Even after early-modern times, Hokiji Temple’s priest Jissoin managed the shrine’s clerical businesses as the priest attached to the shrine, and this relationship continued until Hokiji Temple was cut off from Ike Shrine when the Shinbutsubunri edict to separate Shinto and Buddhism was introduced.
Onda Matsuri Festival
Date: Sunday around February 22
Aki Matsuri Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday around October 19