Tomobayashi-no Uji-no Jinja Shrine
A historic shrine known as the “Yasukuni Shrine of the West.”
This historic shrine was listed in the Engishiki (“Procedures of the Engi Era”) and recognized as an “official shrine” during the 10th century. It is the only shrine that enshrines Michi no Omi no Mikoto, the ancestral deity of the Otomo clan, which was in charge of military affairs. For this reason, the shrine is known as the “Yasukuni Shrine of the West.” When the new shrine building was completed in 1940, the chozusha (hand-washing fountain), which was constructed in 1872, was moved here from Yasukuni Shrine.