Shrine Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Kinomiya-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Nishiyamachou 43-1
    Also known as the Kinomiya Myojin and the Kinomiya Dai-Myojin, this ancient Shinto shrine has long served the faithful in Izu and Atami. Legend has it that the shrine was built to house an idol which a fisherman caught in his net in 710. The massive sacred tree on the shrine’s grounds, named Okusu, is a nationally designated Natural Monument; over 2,000 years old, it is the second largest tree in Japan. It is said that circling the trunk once extends one’s life by one year. The shrine’s rest area, where visitors can buy tea, Raifuku sweets, and light meals, is also popular. Closest station: Kinomiya Station.

    It’s one of the instagrammable spots in Atami. You should visit there after 5pm. The shrine was illuminated, so it’s fantastic!

  • Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujinomiyashi Miyachou 1-1
    A shrine in Miyacho Town, Fujinomiya City. With Mt. Fuji as its holy mount, the god Konohana-no-Sakuyahime-no-Mikoto is venerated here. It is the head shrine of the nearly 1,300 Sengen Shrines in the country. The main building, made in Sengen-style, has been designated a National Important Cultural Property, and the Wakutamaike Pond, which springs up into the precincts from the terminus of Mt. Fuji's lava flow, has been designated a National Special Natural Monument.

    We had a hour visiting this shrine. We were taken to the Shrine by friends in their car. At about 9:15am, car- parking spaces were quite plentiful in the paid Carpark which had several...

  • Shizuoka Sengen-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Miyagasakichou 102-1
    Shizuoka Sengen-jinja Shrine in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, is the collective name for three separate shrines, Kanbe-jinja Shrine, Sengen-jinja Shrine, and Otoshimioya-jinja Shrine. Main events are the February setsubun festival, a Shinto ritual which drives out evil spirits, which has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Properties of Shizuoka City, and the huge Hatsukaesai festival held in April. The shrine was known to be the local shrine of Tokugawa Ieyasu and draws lots of tourists.

    They have seven shrines together at the same place, and each shrines have their own powers. I thought it was so interesting. The location is also good, about twenty minute walk from Jr Shizuoka...

  • Totominokuni Ichinomiya Okuni-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shuchigunmorimachi Ichimiya 3956-1
    This shrine in Shuchi County, Shizuoka Prefecture enshrines Shinto deities such as Onamuchi no Mikoto, also known by the name Daikoku-sama. The shrine offers wooden hammer-shaped amulets said to grant wishes for things like wealth and happiness or marriage. The temple is also famous for its cherry blossoms and its beautiful autumn foliage. Many people visit the temple, especially during its most scenic periods in spring and the fall.

    Visiting this place was a great experience.. got an opportunity to learn about Japanese Culture and values

  • Shirahama Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Shirahama 2740
    This is Izu’s oldest shrine located in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture. As the temple grounds sit on a hillside on the Shirahama coast “Hidachiyama” (Mt. Hitachi), it is called Shirahama Shrine but its official issued name is Ikonahime no Mikoto Shrine. The god of matchmaking, Ikonahime no Mikoto is enshrined in the main shrine. The Chinese parasol tree forest is one of Japan’s Natural Treasure, while the 2000-year-old juniper tree forest has been designated by Shizuoka Prefecture as a Natural Treasure.

    Coming south along the east coast of Izu toward Shimoda, one arrives at Shirahama shrine. It seems small from the road, but once you pass under the Torii Gate, the grounds are very nice. I noticed...

  • Kotonomama Hachimangu Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Yasaka 642
    "This shrine is located in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, where ""Kotonomachi-hime no Mikoto"" and others are venerated. It is also famous for its power spot ""your wish comes trueas you said"" which appeared in the Japanese collection of essays ""Makuranososhi.(The Pillow Book)"" And the ""KotonomamaHachimangu Festival"" held annually in September is celebrated not only by locals but by many tourists as well."

    願い事のままにかなえてくださるという神社です。駐車場から近い拝殿とは別に、隣の山に本宮があります。そこまで行くのはちょっとした山登りです。 本宮のお参りの仕方は社務所に説明があります。本宮の石を磨くために布をもらって行きましょう。 拝殿の方には、大きな楠があり、抱きついてパワーをもらうことができます。また、社務所前のトイレの横の道を奥に入ると言問いの里、という川辺があり、清涼感があっていいです。

  • Akihasan Hongu Akiha Shrine
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    Shizuoka Hamamatsu-shi Tenryu-ku Harunocho Ryoke 841
    "This ancient Shinto shrine is dedicated to Mt. Akiha, the most sacred mountain in the Tokai region. Since it was founded in 709, the shrine has been visited by worshippers seeking the protection from fire it is purported to provide. In medieval times, the shrine was known as the ""Akiha Daigongen;"" designated a top-ranking shrine by the Imperial Court, it received donations of numerous swords of excellent manufacture from noted samurai. During the shrine's Fire Festival, held from December 15 to 16 each year, three dances - a bow dance, a sword dance, and a fire dance - are offered to the gods to pray for protection from fires, floods, and illness."

    下社の表参道駐車場に駐車し、表参道を歩いて、上社を参拝した。 途中の子安地蔵の上にある送電鉄塔で右手の視界が開け、白い山が見える。 白い山は富士山!! チョット得した感じ。良かった!!

  • Subashiri Sengen-jinja Shrine (Higashi-guchi-hongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine)
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunoyamachou Subashiri 126
    This shrine in Sunto County, Shizuoka Prefecture enshrines Konohana-sakuya-himeno-mikoto. It is included as a World Heritage Site as a constituent property of Mt. Fuji. It is also known as the site of the first bird-watching gathering in Japan and you can find a commemorative plaque for the Wild Bird Society of Japan. Many people visit the shrine to pray for safety before climbing Mt. Fuji.

    I was staying nearby to the shrine so went twice. There is a man who speaks English very well as I discovered when getting my goshuin. Amazing, massive cedars, 1200 years old and a beautiful garden...

  • Iinoyagu Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Kita-ku Inasachouinoya 1991-1
    This shrine is located in Iinoya, Inasa Town, Kita Ward, Hamamatsu City. Built in 1872, it venerates the fourth prince of Emperor Go-Daigo, Prince Munenaga. Prince Munenaga excelled at writing waka poetry and lived a long life, so the shrine's blessings are said to be for school success and long life.

    The shrine is a nice place to visit when in Hamamatsu. It is also next to Ryotan-ji. Make sure to follow the usual rules:cleansing before entering, bowing at the torii, and avoid going in the...

  • Shizuoka Prefecture Gokoku Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Yunoki 366
    This shrine in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City was established in 1899 and is dedicated to those from Shizuoka Prefecture who fell in battle or followed their master to the grave between the Meiji Restoration and WW2. The second floor of the shrine office is an exhibition hall where articles of the deceased are on display. In August a special lantern festival is held in which lanterns are lit to show appreciation for the spirits of the deceased.

    For the last Saturday and Sunday on each month, there is antique market held in the shrine yard. After visiting this traditional shrine which enshrines the worriors who died in the battles after...

  • Miho-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Miho 1073
    This shrine in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City is said to be connected to the Hagoromo no Matsu Pinetree of the picturesque wood block print Miho no Matsubara Pine Grove. Running from the front of the shrine is a road lined with Hagoromo no Matsu Pinetree known as 'The Path of the Gods'. An annual festival is held on November 1st during which a shrine maiden performs the Hagoromo no Mai Dance on a stage at the shrine.

    A small, non-descript shrine located in front of the boardwalk through the pine trees to Miho beach.

  • Gosha Shrine / Suwa Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Togimachi 302-5
    A shrine in Togimachi, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. Gosha Shrine and Suwa Shrine merged in 1962 and both had deep ties to the Tokugawa family. There is a deeply held belief in the deities of the shrine to provide good childbirth, protection for children, and child rearing so during October and November many people visit the shrine for the 7-5-3 festival.

    This is a lovely shrine tucked away in downtown Hamamatsu. I got really cute lucky charms for driving there shaped like VW beetles that come in a choice of colours. The shrine itself is very well...

  • Akihasanhongu Akiha Jinja Shrine Shimo-sha
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Tenryu-ku Harunochouryouke 328-1
    This shrine is located at the foot of Mt. Akiha, in Harunocho Ryoke, Tenryu Ward, Hamamatsu City. This shimo-sha shrine is officially called Yosaiden and the current building was erected in 1943. Akiha Shrine is said to have been constructed in 709; it venerates Hinokagutsuchino-omikami as shrine deity and treats Mt. Akiha as a mountain of worship. It is the head shrine for the nearly 400 Akiha Shrines in the country, and worshippers have come since ancient times to venerate the god of protection from fires.

    道を走っていると道が左右に分かれていて 右へ進むと下社へ行きます。川沿いの駐車場は無料で石段を登っていくと本殿です。上社ほど階段は少ないです。

  • Mitsuke Tenjin Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Iwatashi Mitsuke 1114-2
    The main deity of this shrine in Iwata City is Yanahime-no-Mikoto, who is said to help with childbirth, children, child rearing, and marriage. Another enshrined deity, Sugawara no Michizane, is said to bring fortune related to studies and success in exams. Also enshrined here is the spiritual dog Reiken Shippeitaro who drove off monsters and is said to ward off misfortune, prevent calamities and bring good health to pets. Their annual Mitsuke Tenjin Hadaka Matsuri has been designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan.

    個人的な意見ですが、見付天神には3つのポイントがあり①県内一の学問の大神 ②裸祭り ③霊犬伝説 です。 一番興味があるのは③の霊犬「しっぺい太郎」に関してです。 見付天神の駐車場が拝殿裏側にあるので、一番遠い参道入口側にしっぺい太郎の石像があり、見付天神の裏側の駐車場の更に先の公園内に霊犬神社があります。 霊犬神社のある公園は低木が結構な密集具合で生えており、犬を放し飼いにしている方も居るので、低...

  • Ooi Shinto Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimadashi Oichou 2316
    Enshrined in this shrine in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture is a god of water, Mizuhaname-no-kami, a god of earth, Haniyasubime-no-kami, and a goddess of fire, Amaterasu-omikami, who are believed to be protective deities for women and children. In mid-October they hold the annual Shimada Obi Festival, one of Japan's Three Strange Festivals, and it concludes with a Lord's Procession on the final day.

    A beautiful place to see a Shinto Shrine where the local people worship the god of the Oi river guardian. Every three years, the Shimada Taisai Obi Festival is held in mid-October, featuring the...

  • Ose Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Numadushi Nishiuraenashi 329
    This is a shrine in Nishiuraenashi, Numazu City. This shrine is said to be erected after the great earthquake of 684 which caused the upheaval of the Osezaki promontory (along with Biwa Island) and enshrines the hikitechikara-no-mikoto. Venerated as the god of protection while at sea, from long ago the local fishers have dedicated a red undergarment along with their prayers for safety at sea. Every year on April 4th, the Ose Festival is held where men dressed as women perform the Takumi dance on board fishing boats.

    This lovely Shinto Shrine sits on a spit of land within Sugama Bay on the Izu peninsula of Japan. The shrine is known as the guardian of the sea and is a symbol of faith for fisherman in this area...

  • Hachimangu Kinomiya-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1
    This shrine in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture enshrines the Shinto deities of Homuta-wake no Mikoto and Iwakura-wake no Mikoto. The laurel forest on the shrine's grounds is nationally-designated natural monument. Visitors can enjoy viewing the shrine's Marattiales ferns and its Sennensugi, a massive Japanese cypress.

    伊豆高原へサイクリングにいった時に立ち寄りました。特に観光地という位置づけではありませんが、おおきな木がたっていて、それも信仰の対象になっているようです。

  • Izusan-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Izusan 708-1
    A Shinto shrine located in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture with a rich history. The location where famous shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo and Hojo Masako met and wed, the shrine is revered for providing aid in love and marriage. Visitors can enjoy a sweeping view of Atami and the blue ocean beyond from the shrine’s grounds. The main shrine is located up the mountain beyond the back of the inner sanctuary and can be reached by walking for approximately one hour along a mountain trail which passes by a worship space, Hakusan jinja Shrine, and Musubumyojin-honsha Shrine. Soto-jinja Shrine, dedicated to a hot spring god, is located at the bottom of an 800 step set of stairs leading away from the inner sanctuary. During the shrine’s festival held from April 14 to 15, many visitors come to watch a portable mikoshi shrine parade around the local area.
  • Amenomiya Jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Shuchi-gun Morimachi Amenomiya 576
    A 15-minute walk from Towata Station or a 20-minute drive from the Fukuroi Interchange, this shrine is located at the end of stone stairs near Amenomiya Park. Its beginnings date back to the reign of the sixth-century Emperor Kinmei, when its god was moved from Munakata Shrine in Tsukushi no kuni (present-day Fukuoka Prefecture) to the present site. The main building and hall of worship were built in 1697 by the order of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, and they have been designated Prefectural Cultural Properties. On the occasion of its Houji Festival, held the first weekend in April, Junidan Bugaku, a series of twelve dances, is performed. These dances have been designated National Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.

    小国神社と対になっている神社であるものの、地元の人のための神社でもあるため賑やかさはなく、落ち着いて参拝することができる。 道開きの神を祀っていることから、交通安全の神社でもある。 各種祈祷は予約制。

  • Kintoki Shrine
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    Shizuoka Sunto-gun Oyamacho Nakajima
    "Located a 15-minute walk from Suruga-Oyama Station or a 25-minute drive from the Gotemba Interchange, this shrine is northwest of the station inside Kintoki Park. Volunteers built the shrine building to enshrine Sakata no Kintoki, the ""Kintaro"" of the famous children's song, on the site of what is said to be his home. Since prayers offered at the shrine are said to be effective in promoting safe childbirth, raising children, and children's health, many parents visit the shrine with their children. During November, the local tourism association sponsors Shichi-Go-San (a blessing for three-and seven-year-old girls and five-year-old boys). Legend has it that Kintoki's mother Yaegiri gave him his first bath in the waters of Chorori Nanataki Waterfall on the mountain behind the shrine."

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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