Hiko Shrine

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Hiko Shrine in Yawata city was built by Ninomiya Chuhachi in 1915, on the land of his resident. Ninomiya Chuhachi was a Japanese aviation pioneer who designed the first aircraft model (the Karasu-gata aircraft model) in Japan. Hiko Shrine, “Hiko” meaning ”flight” in Japanese, is dedicated to both the deity of the sky, Nigihayahi, and to plane crash victims around the world. People usually come to pray for aviation safety and career success.
Inside the grounds, there are displays of fighter aircraft parts, and the shrine has a museum exhibiting the historical data accumulated by Ninomiya Chuhachi or donated by companies. (required extra charges)
Nowadays, people in the field of aviation, such as pilots and cabin attendants, come from all over the world. Students hoping to get jobs in the aviation field also come to the shrine too!

Basic information


Postal code:614-8002
44 Doi, Yawata, Kyoto


Number of regular vehicles: 3 cars(Charges: Free)

※If the parking space is full or car height is over 2m, please use a coin parking lot near the shrine.

Time held/open

9:00~16:30 ※Museum 9:00~16:00(last entrance is at 15:45)

Regular holidays/closings

Always open


Adults: Museum entrance fee : 300 yen (groups over 20 people is 250 yen per person)

Children: Museum entrance fee : 250 yen for below high school (groups over 20 people is 150 yen per person)


Train : Get off at Iwashimizu Hachimangu Station (Keihan Main Line) and walk towards southeast for 5 minutes.

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available

Contact information


Hiko Shrine(In Japanese only)