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Otaki-Okamoto Shrines


The Otaki-Okamoto Shrines are located in the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, a mountainous region known for washi papermaking. The Otaki Shrine is said to have been founded in 719 by the Buddhist priest Taicho, while the Okamoto Shrine is famous as Japan’s only shrine devoted to Kawakami Gozen, the goddess of papermaking. The precincts include the upper shrine (Okunoin), located near the peak of Mount Daitoku, and the lower shrine at the mountain’s base. “Otaki-Okamoto” is hyphenated because the shrines share the same main sanctuary (honden), located within the lower shrine.

The special exhibition at the Otaki-Okamoto Shrines will include displays in the precincts of the lower shrine and surrounding cedar forest.

Artists Featured at this Venue

Konoike Tomoko

Hashimoto Masaya

Roppongi Yurika


Dates September 17 (Saturday) – October 23 (Sunday), 2022
Holidays None. The exhibition will be open every day for the dates above.
Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Venue Otaki-Okamoto Shrines(13-1 Otakicho, Echizen, Fukui Prefecture)
Admission Event Passport Advance Purchase ¥1,800
At the Door ¥2,000

Single Venue Ticket
Otaki-Okamoto Shrines ¥500
Note The exhibition at the Otaki-Okamoto Shrines consists of a free area and a special access area reserved for ticket holders. Wild bears may be present near some of the exhibition sites. To avoid an encounter, please follow the instructions of the reception staff, travel in groups, and refrain from visiting after hours. Visitors may borrow bear deterrents from the venue at their own discretion.