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Shrine Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • Kinomiya-jinja Shrine
    640 Reviews
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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.

    There is plenty of things to see in this shrine. The lined up torii, carps in the small pond and the old big camphor tree which is over two thousands years, create very spiritual. It was bigger that...

  • Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha
    325 Reviews
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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.

    I went there as part of a tour group. It was a wonderful and beautiful place. It is a good place to relax or clear my mind as not many people around. The tour guide give us some information or...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shizuoka Sengen-jinja Shrine
    146 Reviews
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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.

    This shrine is absolutely gorgeous and was a good place to begin our introduction to the beautiful shrines of Japan. We were here on a day of celebration so many people were in traditional clothing...

  • Shirahama Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • 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.
  • Jingi Taisha Shrine
    18 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1088-8
    This shrine located across from Izu Granpal Amusement Park in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture is famous for its pet friendliness. The shrine is fully equipped with facilities for pets such as drinking fountains. It also offers services such as purification rituals, ema (votive pictures), and amulets for pets. For this reason, many people travel great distances to visit the shrine.

    犬の神社は珍しいので行ってみました。 犬の絵馬を買うと愛犬をお祓いしてくださり 愛犬の顔と願い事を書いて奉納しました。 可愛い毬のペットお守りも買いました。 愛犬も楽しそうで良かったです。

  • 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."
  • Tatsuo-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimosaigou 84
    This shrine in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture has ties to the samurai lord Yamauchi Katsutoyo. It enshrines deities including Susanoo-no-Mikoto. The temple grounds are adjacent to a flower garden where visitors can view flowers such as a weeping plum and bigleaf hydrangea. Consequently, the shrine sees many visitors during the blooming season.
  • Jinbayama-jinja Shrine
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    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Jimba 1138-1
    This shrine in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture enshrines Oyamatsumi no Mikoto and other Shinto deities. Also known as the scissor shrine, it is famous for its many votive offerings of scissors, which cut calamity and bad relationships. It is also becoming a popular power spot for people looking to make good matches, which has attracted many visitors.
  • 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.
  • Shizuoka Prefecture Gokoku Shrine
    16 Reviews
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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.

    静岡鉄道ゆのき駅より歩いて約5分。 明治維新から太平洋戦争にいたる静岡 県出身戦没者を祀る神社。 あらためて私たちは戦争のない平和な 社会を目指さなければならないと思い ました。

  • Kunozan Toshogu Shrine / Kuno Baien
    494 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Negoya 390
    This shrine and garden in Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City is famous for many flowering plum and cherry blossom trees. This includes the Miwariume plum said to have been planted by Tokugawa Ieyasu himself. Visitors can enjoy seeing the grounds dyed pink from late December, when the early-flowering varieties bloom, to mid-April when the late-flowering varieties bloom. Set to the backdrop of Suruga Bay, the shrine and garden are one of the area's most scenic spots.

    Many, many steps to climb but really worthwhile to see. Very nice architecture. Use the wood and bamboo walking sticks found near the ticket booth. Go early to avoid the crowd

  • 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.
  • Kusanagi-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Shimizu-ku Kusanagi 349
    This shrine is located in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City enshrines the legendary prince Yamato Takeru no Mikoto, son of Emperor Keiko. It is associated with the legend detailed in the Nihon Shoki and the Kojiki in which he escaped mortal danger by cutting down grass with the Ama-no-Murakumo no Tsurugi (better known as the Kusanagi no Tsurugi, or grasscutter sword) and setting a backfire. Every September 20th, the shrine holds a festival marking the traditional date of the shrine's founding by Emperor Keiko. The festival features a display of Ryusei fireworks, a prefectural-designated Intangible Folk Cultural Property.
  • Ooi Shinto Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Mitsuke Tenjin Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Akiha Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Mikumichou 39
    A shrine in Mikumi-cho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. When Tokugawa Ieyasu moved from Okazaki to Hamamatsu Castle the deity of Mt. Akiha was moved to be closer to the castle. As the god of fire it is said that having his blessing will prevent fires, and shonosai festival (an event of burning old charms or talismans) is held every January and special chinkasai festival (a fire prevention festival) is held every February.
  • 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.

Shizuoka Main Areas


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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