|Address||549 Tawaramoto-cho, Shiki-gun, Nara|
Before the Shinbutsubunri edict was introduced to separate Shinto and Buddhism, Tsushima Shrine was known as Gionsha. It is commonly known among locals as "Gion-san" as the temple that holds the grand Gion Matsuri Festival in the summer. Although the current deities are Sunosao no Mikoto, Kushinadahime no Mikoto, Hondawake no Mikoto, and Amenokoyane no Mikoto, among others, it is said to have originally been the guardian deity of the village of Tawramoto dedicated to the god Gozu Tenno. As Tsushima-sha Shrine of the dominant Hirano-clan's birthplace (Tsushima of Owari Province) was also dedicated to Gozu Tenno, the shrine's name was altered to Tsushima Shine in 1869.
Hatsu Ebisu Matsuri Festival
Date: 2nd Sunday of January
Gion Matsuri Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday of mid-July