is a Shinto shrine located at the base of Mount Kinka in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Originally, its name was written 稲葉神社, which is pronounced the same way. It is the main shrine that is celebrated by the city of Gifu in its annual Gifu Festival on the first Saturday of each April. Because of its size, it is a popular spot for hatsumōde and Shichi-Go-San.
The god Inishiki-Irihiko-no-mikoto is enshrined and worshipped at
Inaba Shrine. He is the husband of the goddess
Nunoshihime-no-mikoto enshrined at Kogane
and the father of the god Ichihaya-no-mikoto enshrined
at Kashimori Shrine
. Because of the
connection between the three gods, these three shrines have a very
First built in the year 85, Inaba Shrine has a history of over 1900
years. Though it was originally located on Maruyama, to the north
of Mount Kinka, it was moved to its present location by Saitō Dōsan
- Setsubun Festival (February 3): Special prayer ceremonies are held
at 9:20am and over 100 torches are lit at 6:00pm.
- Gifu Festival (April 5): Held in
conjunction with Kashimori and Kogane shrines. (Nearby Honjō Shrine holds their rites on the same
Shrine. Inaba Shrine. Accessed July 6, 2007.
- Gifu City Walking Map. Gifu Lively City Public