Enshrines: Niutsumehimenoookami (sister of Amaterasuoomikami) Takanomikonoookami, Amaterasu Omikami.
Niu Kanshobu Shrine was established in 816 by Kobodaishi Kukai. Priest Kukai traveled to look for his sacred practice place for Shingon Buddhism. When he visited this place, he met a hunter. The hunter provided his white and black dogs to Priest Kukai to introduce Mt. Koyasan. Priest Kukai finally found his sacred place. He thought that the hunter was the messanger from the god. When he was given his land from the Emperor Saga, he established Koyasan Kongobuji Temple and also his office Jisonin temple. When he established Jisonin he also built the shrine to enshrine the hunter. That is Niu Kanshobu Shrine, today.
The main shrines (1541)
National Important Cultural assets.
Matsuri: 4th Sunday of October.