The Higurashi shrine (日暮神社, "Higurashi-jinja") was the large property on which Kagome Higurashi lived in the modern era with her family. The shrine was owned by her grandfather, who was a priest. Although the shrine was not popular enough to be a major tourist destination, it was very well known to the locals in the area. People would come during the summer festivals or the New Years shrine visits. It also had a reputation for being effective at dispelling bad omens from items or events, therefore on occasion there would be who would visit it after traveling a great distance.[1][2] There were several structures within the shrine grounds.



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The shrine has four red torii gates at four locations; one in front of the steps that climb upward to the main entrance to the shrine, one at the end of the stairs, and one on left and right side that leads to their house.

In the Feudal era, Kaede's village has two red torii gates at two locations; one in front of the steps that climb upward to the main entrance to the Kikyō's shrine, and one at the end of the stairs.


The main shrine building is located at the center. It is the biggest structure there.

Higurashi wellhouse


An small wooden temple is located at the angle of the main shrine. It covers the now inoperable Bone-Eater's Well.

Higurashi storehouse

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A storage building located adjacent to the shrine. It is used to store many artifacts, such as a cursed Noh Mask and the demonic sword Sō'unga.


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A small white office building located by the right side of the shrine. It is where they sell charms and other items, such as Sacred Jewel key chains.

Higurashi house


The modern house behind the shrine has been inhabited by hundreds of generations of the Higurashi family.



Higurashi (日暮)
Characters GrandpaGrandmaMr. HigurashiMs. HigurashiSōta HigurashiKagome HigurashiBuyoInuyashaMoe HigurashiTowa HigurashiSetsunaMorohaMei Higurashi
Locations Higurashi shrine (Sacred TreeHouseStorehouseWellhouse) • Higurashi family's apartment
Items Mermaid scaleMummified kappa handSacred sutrasShikon Jewel keychainsSō'unga

Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel
Characters Janis  •  Tsugumi/Monk Sen  •  Datara  •  Shigehira Masuko  •  Usuba Masuko  •  God of Habaki  •  Sara  •  Akagane  •  Gorai  •  Burai  •  Mitsurugi  •  Sugagaki  •  Izayoi  •  Sea God  •  Umao  •  Shikako
Locations Janis' house (America)Janis' houseKagome's schoolHigurashi shrine (Higurashi wellhouse)Bone-Eater's WellInuyasha's Forest (Goshinboku)Kaede's villageMikage CreekMasuko VillageCheckpointJinenji's gardenMinatori VillageMount HabakiHōsenki's DenMountain PassYamasachi VillageAbandoned ShrineSara's LairOsore ValleyOsore Valley CaveSakata VillageBenten forest (Sen shrine)Demon FortressHiba VillageSusuki Plains (Susuki Plains Village)Mount Mansetsu (Mount Mansetsu Fortress)Tanuki PlainsTanuki ForestDatara's shrineMitsurugi TowerSugagaki WaterfallIzayoi's MansionShinonome VillageLake Shore PathNew Moon CaveTempest Tower
Objects and abilities Kamuitama  •  Demon Blood Binding Spell  •  Shikioni  •  Demon mask  •  Akanemaru