Oishi Jinja: Honoring 47 Samurai

A shrine dedicated to the famous ronin of Ako

By Sandra Isaka    - 1 min read

Oishi Jinja was officially established in 1912 and is dedicated to the 47 loyal retainers of the Asano feudal lord. Led by Kuranosuke Oishi, for which the shrine is named, their story of revenge is one of Japan's most famous. The shrine is located in the quiet town of Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, beside the remains of the castle where they all once served. 

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Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20+ years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.