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  • Oarai Isosaki Jinja
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    Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 6890
    The Oarai Isosaki Jinja is a shrine in Oarai Town, Higashiibaraki County, Ibaraki Prefecture, that venerates Ohonamuchi-no-mikoto and Sukunahikona-no-mikoto. The worship hall for the presiding god—a protector of domestic safety and safe naval passage—demonstrates the architectural style of early Edo period, and has been designated a prefectural cultural property. Also, the Kamiiso torii gate praised by Mitsukuni Tokugawa is first among big torii in the Kanto region, and is set on rocks in the sea, for a great view during sunrise and sunset. Shrine worship deals with the ocean, so the Oarai Sea Museum is located nearby.

    Unlike most Toriis thats made out of wood, this is made out of concrete it seems. I wouldnt say this is a must-visit location but it is definitely worthwhile to drive by if youre doing a road trip...

  • Tsukubasan-jinja Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 1-1
    Tsukubasan-jinja Shrine enshrines the spirits of Mt. Tsukuba, a holy mountain in the eastern Kanto region. Its mention in 25 of the poems in the Nara period collection of poems the Manyoshu shows that it was well known even then but its history is said to stretch back almost 3,000 years. Tsukuba’s god and goddess Izanagi and Izanami give benefits towards marriages and harmonious unions. Many visitors come to the shrine for the New Year’s Eve and New Year festivals.
  • Kasama Inari Jinja
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kasamashi Kasama 1
    Located in Kasama City, Ibaraki Prefecture, this shrine has long been the object of adoration for the god of rich harvest and mercantile success. Considered to be one of Japan’s Top Three Inari Shrines, it hosts 3.5 million visitors every year, and is one of the prefecture’s best spots for New Year’s worship. A number of religious ceremonies like yabusame and bugaku are performed during the “Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival” held in autumn.
  • Oiwa Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachishi Irishikenchou 752
    This shrine in Hitachi City, Ibaraki is located on the side of the ancient Hitachi Province sacred mountain Mt. Oiwa and has recently become popular as a spiritual hot spot. While the details of its foundation are unclear it is said that Mt. Oiwa was the birthplace of ancient faiths and that generations of lords of the Mito clan would visit the shrine to pray. It is famous for being a shrine rich in Shinto and Buddhism with 188 gods enshrined throughout the mountain, including the Tangible Cultural Property of the Dainichi Nyorai Statue and the Amida Nyorai Statue. You will also find growing on the grounds a three trunked cedar estimated at over 500-years-old, which has been designated a Prefectural National Treasure.

    Whether you only decide to visit the shrine or have a little hike up to the mountain top, this place is worth a visit. Enjoying nature and the Hitachi Alps and if you are a runner bring your shoes...

  • Kunigami Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Uwado 1551
    A Shinto shrine dedicated to Onamuchi-no-mikoto and Sukunabikona-no-mikoto located in Itako City, Ibaraki Prefecture. Records state the shrine was founded in the distant Nanboku-cho period (1336-1392). The shrine's annual festival is held on November 23. As part of the festival, the Uwado-no-Shishimai lion dance, a designated Prefectural Cultural Property, is performed to pray for bountiful harvests. The three lion masks used in the performance are believed to have been donated to the shrine in 1395. The performance consists of an intense dance by a male lion, a graceful dance by a female lion, and a dance which combines elements of the former two by a neuter lion, plus dances by a tengu goblin and okame homely woman.
  • Hitachi no Kuni Soushagu Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Ishiokashi Sousha 2-8-1
    A Shinto shrine situated on high ground commanding a view of Mt. Tsukuba, known as one of 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, and Lake Kasumigaura, noted as the second largest lake in Japan. Just when the shrine was founded is not clear, but shrine records state it was built on the command of ancient Emperor Shomu, indicating the long history of this holy site. The shrine holds the Ishioka Festival, known as one of the three largest festivals in the Kanto region, each year in September, and during this time the grounds bustle with visitors.

    JR石岡駅からかなり歩きますした。 旧参道入口から急な階段を登るので、少し疲れます。 手塚治虫先生とコラボした社宮は、なかなか面白いです。 ヤマトタケルや火の鳥が好きな方が、行かれると聞いています。

  • Nishikanasa Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Kamimiyakawauchichou 1915
    A Shinto shrine located at the top of Mt. Nishikanasa in Hitachiota City. The shrine is dedicated to Onamuchi-no-Mikoto, Kuni-no-Tokotachi-no-Mikoto, and Sukunahikona-no-Mikoto. The shrine building was built by the High priest Hoju in 806, after which a ceremony was performed to ritually transfer a portion of the spirits of the deities enshrined at the Hiyoshi Shrine on holy Mt. Hiei here. The shrine grounds are enclosed by natural forest and visitors can view huge gingko and sawara cypress trees designated Natural Monuments by the prefectural government. The shrine's Isode Tai Sairei festival, held once only every 72 years, is one of the largest Isode festivals in the country and has been designated a National Selected Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

    73年目毎に行われる大祭礼、7年に一度行われる小祭礼の目的は、天下泰平、五穀豊穣、万民法楽を祈願するためのものだそうです。 第一回目西暦851年から始まり2003年に第十七回目が執行されています。

  • Daiho Hachimangu Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Shimotsumashi Daihou 667
    "Established in 701, this is the oldest Shinto shrine in the Kanto region and is said to have been worshipped at by such famous military commanders as Minamoto no Yoritomo. Taira no Masakado notably visited the shrine to pray for victory in battle and is said to have been granted the title of ""New Emperor"" by one of the shrine's maidens. The shrine grounds are also a renowned destination for flower viewing and the grounds bustle with visitors when the cherry trees and hydrangea are in bloom."

    正面左の駐車場に車を停める 鳥居を潜ると別世界 左に相撲の土俵がある 御神木が 右手に売店えびすやがある 厄よけ団子‥ 楼門潜ると左右に摂末社が… 凄い数だ! 手洗いし、七福神にご挨拶 拝殿へ これが凄い! 狛犬のサイズが! 念入りに願い事をする 若宮八幡宮 白馬 さざれ石 また七福神が! 摂末社も数多く おがたま 行ってみて手を合わせてみよう

  • Toshogu Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Mitoshi Miyamachi 2-5-13
    "A Shinto shrine dedicated to the mighty shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu which was erected in 1621 by Tokugawa Yorifusa, the first lord of Mito Domain. Today, Yorifusa himself is also enshrined here. The shrine owns many precious historical artefacts connected to the Tokugawa clan, including a copper lantern donated by Yorifusa, a temple bell known as the Tokiwayama Jisho which was caste on the order of Tokugawa Mitsukuni, and an ancient horse-drawn tank called the ""Anjinsha"" invented by Tokugawa Nariaki."
  • Kashima-jingu Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Kyuchu 2306-1
    Located in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, this old shrine is said to have been constructed in 600BC, during the inaugural year of Emperor Jinmu. It is the oldest in the Kanto region and the head shrine of the approximately 600 Kashima Shrines across the country. The grounds feature a main hall, one of Japan’s Top 3 Tower Gates, pebbles, and a treasure hall with a straight sword designated as a National Treasure. The “Great Imperial Ofuna Festival” held once every 12 years is famous.

    The shrine is considered as one of the three most important shrines in the Kanto area and is said to have been founded in the 6th century B.C.in the era of the legendary emperor Jimmu. The forest is...

  • Hitokotonushi-jinja Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Jousoushi Otsukadomachi 875
    This shrine is located in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture. From the teaching that one will be granted a fortune once in one’s life, this shrine is famous for the deity that grants a requested prayer, even if it is just spoken once. Hence the Hitokoto Myojin, meaning One Word Deity. Constructed in 809 A.D., many visit this spot year round. One of the few shrines visited at New Years, it attracts around 150,000 visitors annually during the 3 celebrated days of New Year, during which many booth shops line the entry way.

    着くまでの外案内看板が道先案内を確実にしてくれる 大きな駐車場に警備員までいた ありがたい 境内へ 屋台まで出ていた 催し物をやっている 大黒天 三岐の竹 拝殿 廻って由緒読んでトイレへ 賽銭してろうそくも立てました 一言だけ願いました 叶いましたらまたお伺いします 次の一言考えて‥

  • Onogo Tenmangu Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Jousoushi Onogoumachi 1234
    Tenmangu Shrine of Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture is one of Japan’s Top 3 Tenjin Shrines, and constructed by Sugawara Michizane’s third child, Kageyuki, it enshrines the deity of academics. On the grounds are figures of bulls, and many plum blossom crests, both emblems of the Shinto faith. The shrine houses many cultural artifacts, including the Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property Omiki Tenjin painting of the sacred ‘sake’ deity. Every year visitors pray for successful completion of their examinations here.

    菅原道真の第3子である影行が創建したといわれる由緒ある天満宮。大宰府・北野とならず日本三大天神の一つともいわれているそうなので、神社好きの方はどうぞ。北側には小さいながら雰囲気の良い日本庭園もありました。

  • Shizu-jinja Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Nakashi Shizu 2
    This Shinto shrine is located in Shizu, Naka City. Although the exact date of its founding is unknown, it's estimated to be over 850 years old. The main deities it honors are the warrior god Takehazuchi-no-Mikoto and Shitori-no-Kami, the ancestral god of weaving. An autumn festival takes place annually from November 25th to 27th. Many visitors come at that time when they hold ceremonies like Tsuta Mai and Osasa Myojin. The hill on the western side of the grounds makes up Shizumine Furusato Park, a famous cherry blossom viewing spot.

    常磐道那珂インターチェンジから適度なアップダウンのあるバードラインをドライブした先にあります。石段が霊力ある雰囲気です。

  • Sakatsura Isosaki-jinja Shrine
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachinakashi Isozakichou 4607-2
    This Shinto shrine is on Prefectural Route 6 in Isozakicho, Hitachinaka City. Founded in 856, it honors the deities Onamuchi-no-Mikoto and Sukunabikona-no-Mikoto. It was moved to its present location on the order of Tokugawa Mitsukuni in 1702. The precincts have stone statues of turtles dedicated by big lottery winners, and many come to pray for luck with hitting the lottery. The grounds also have a large woodland area that will give you a look at the special qualities of coastal forests.

    クラブツーリズムのバス旅行で行ってきました。 最初に大洗磯前神社、次にこちらの酒列磯前神社に参拝しました。 参道が約300メートルほどあり、左右から立派な樹齢300年以上のオオバイボタ、スダジイ、ヒサカキたちが、風に揺れて、木々のザザザザーという音がなんともノスタルジー、郷愁をかきたてられます。嗚呼、なんて素晴らしく、それでいて切ないく、遠い故郷や過ぎ去った昔を懐かしく思う。そんな気持ちになりまし...

  • Kokuo Shrine
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    Ibaraki Bando Iwai 951
    This shrine is located in Iwai, Bando City. The shrine contains the sacred statue of Taira-no-Masakado, carved by the third daughter of Masakado, and is an ancient shrine that is over a thousand years old. Every year, on the second Sunday of November, the Iwai Masakado festival is held here, and a warrior procession of 100 people walks through the town.

    自分の守護神社のために、度々参拝しています。 ここの神社は平将門由来の神社ですが、とても静かな神社ですが、落ち着けて パワ-をもらえるような感覚があります。 茅葺き屋根で、江戸時代に創建(再建)された本殿は古さを感じますが、 非常に趣もある場所です。手水舎はありません。御朱印は正月と祭りの日のみです。参拝される場合は、公共交通機関の最寄りからも遠いので、ご注意ください。 車での参拝をお勧めします...

  • Tenakirasumeragifutojingu
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    Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Babachou 718-1
  • Tsukiyomi Shrine
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    Ibaraki Tsuchiura-shi Johokumachi 13
  • Hitokoto Shrine
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    Ibaraki Bando Iwai 1584-ban
  • Yasaka Shrine
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    Ibaraki Inashiki-shi Edosakiotsu 157
  • Izumi Shrine
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    Ibaraki Hitachi-shi Mizukicho 2-22-1

    2019年12月6日、金曜日。ドイツ人の妻とふたりで参拝しました。小さな神社ですがとても静かで心落ち着きます。神社拝殿すぐそばにある泉が森の湧水は静かに、しかしながらとても澄み切っており、神職の話によれば、少なくとも1300年以上前から、湧き出ているそうです。また水温は一年を通じておよそ15℃ぐらいだそうです。確かに手をつけてみると、12月でも冷たくはありませんでした。妻も泉が森の湧水に感動してい...

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Just a stone’s throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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