Complete guide to parking at Atsuta Shrine

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I will introduce the parking facilities available at Atsuta Shrine. There are parking lots provided at the East, West, and South Gates. The use of these parking lots is free of charge. Additionally, the parking lot at the East Gate is divided into the Third Parking Lot for visitors and the First and Second Parking Lots for those using the Atsuta Shrine Hall for events like weddings.

For a comprehensive overview of the entire Atsuta Shrine, please refer to 「Highlights and access methods of Atsuta Shrine (Aichi Prefecture)」.

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Number of Spaces and Charges for Each Parking Lot

Parking lots are available at the East, West, and South Gates of Atsuta Shrine, and all are free to use. The number of spaces available at each parking lot and the hours for which ordinary vehicles can use them are as follows.

Parking lot nameNumber of available unitsAvailable time
East gate parking lot300 unitsFrom 9am to 5pm
West gate parking lot40 unitsAvailable 24 hours
South gate parking lot60 unitsFrom 7am to 5pm

At Atsuta Shrine, you can visit 24 hours a day, but please note that only the West Gate parking lot is available for use at night. Also, all parking lots are unavailable from the night of December 31st to January 8th. Be aware that parking is not available during the New Year period.

The East Gate parking lot is divided into the Third Parking Lot for visitors and the First and Second Parking Lots for those using the Atsuta Shrine Hall for events like weddings. In front of the East Gate, there is also parking space designated as the East Gate Parking Lot. This is located on the path leading to the Third Parking Lot and is available for visitors.

Now, let's discuss each parking lot in detail.

West gate parking lot

The West Gate Parking Lot is located at the West Gate of Atsuta Shrine and is the closest parking area to the Hongu.

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Situated along National Route 19 (also known as Route 22), it is the only parking lot available 24 hours a day. However, with only 40 parking spaces, it often becomes full on holidays.

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Previously, parking was possible in the central part of the lot, but now parking is no longer allowed in the central area.

South gate parking lot

The South Gate Parking Lot is located at the South Gate of Atsuta Shrine. It is near to the Betsugu Hakkengu and Kamichikama Shrine.

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You can find the entrance to the parking lot by turning left towards 'Atsuta Horai-ken Jingumae' from National Route 1. Once you enter the entrance, there are parking spaces on both the left and right sides. The available hours are from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. With only 60 parking spaces, it often becomes full on holidays.

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Third parking lot & east gate parking lot

The Third Parking Lot is located near the East Gate of Atsuta Shrine.

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Please turn left at Prefectural Route 226, using the signboard as a landmark.

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As you approach, the East Gate will come into view. In front of this East Gate, there is also an 'East Gate Parking Lot.' Although it doesn't have many parking spaces, you can still park here.

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To go to the Third Parking Lot, circle around the front of the East Gate and proceed to the left.

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The Third Parking Lot is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It has the most parking spaces, and when other parking lots are full, visitors are usually directed to this lot.

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First parking lot & Second parking lot

The First and Second Parking Lots are not intended for shrine visitors but are designated for those using the Atsuta Shrine Hall for events like weddings.

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The entrance to the First Parking Lot & Second Parking Lot is located along the same Prefectural Route 226 as the Third Parking Lot, a little further past the entrance to the Third Parking Lot.

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As you enter and turn immediately left, you will find the Second Parking Lot.

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The Second Parking Lot is available from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Note that while it is adjacent to the East Gate Parking Lot and the Third Parking Lot and connected by a walkway, vehicles cannot pass through between them.

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To go to the First Parking Lot, turn right after entering the entrance and proceed towards the Atsuta Shrine Hall.

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As you continue straight ahead, you will see the Atsuta Shrine Hall. For the First Parking Lot, please turn left.

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The First Parking Lot is located on the left side.

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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )