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Shrine Spots in Tottori Area

  • Kanemochi-jinja Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Hinogunhinochou Kamochi
    A Shinto shrine located in Hino Town, Hino County, Tottori Prefecture famed for granting worshippers luck with money and better fortunes. The shrine is said to have been founded in 810 when the second son of a Shinto priest in Izumo suddenly felt the gemstone amulet he was carrying become heavy while travelling through the area; he then built the shrine in accordance with instruction provided to him through a god in a dream. During the Jumbo lottery season, the shrine is visited by large numbers of worshippers. Four times a year, the shrine holds an event to exorcise and burn old wallets. The shrine sells yellow wallets and other tokens of good fortune, as well as lucky sweets.
  • Ube Shrine
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kokufuchoumiyanoshita 651
    This shrine is the first in the country to be used as a design on a monetary note and is said to have been established in 648. On the 21st of April annually, a “Kirin Lion dance” is performed, which is designated as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Many people visit the shrine for safe delivery, longevity and good luck.

    小高い山の上に拝殿がありました。車でかなり上まで行くことができました。9時前に着きましたが、朝のお勤めを見ることができました。社務所は九時からでした。参道の一番上には大きな垂れ幕があり、拝殿も大変立派でした。御朱印をいただくことができました。

  • Ogamiyama Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Yonagoshi Odaka 1025
    Mt. Daisen was originally called Mt. Ogamiyama and is where Okuninushi no kami, the great national goddess is enshrined. Worshippers have gathered at Mt. Daisen as the “Mountain of God” since long ago. The approach to the Okumiya, behind the main shrine, uses natural stone and has a mysterious feel. It is said to be the longest approach path in Japan.
  • Tottori Toshogu Shrine (Former Ochidani-jinja Shrine)
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Uemachi 87
    This shrine was constructed in 1650 by Mitsunaka Ikeda, the first lord of the Tottori Domain, for a spirit divided from the Nikko Toshogu Shrine. The main shrine surrounded by a forest of fir and beech trees is majestic, and the main buildings such as the main hall and the middle gate have been designated as National Important Cultural Assets. It is also a popular spot to view fireflies.
  • Kanzaki Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunkotourachou Akasaki 210
    "A 20-minute walk from Akasaki Station on the JR San-in Main Line. Dedicated to Susanoo-no-Mikoto, this shrine is known for the beauty of the carvings on its main shrine and front shrine buildings. Said to have been built in the late Muromachi period, locals call it ""Kojin-san."" The shrine's main shrine building, erected in 1853; the doors of its front shrine building, created in 1879; and the dragon carvings on the building ceilings have been designated Protected Cultural Properties by the prefectural government. The Akasaki Hato Festival is held at the shrine each year on July 27th and 28th; during the pre-festival on the 27th, a fireworks show is held at the nearby port."
  • Hakuto Shrine
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    188 Reviews
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Hakuto 603
    This ancient shrine is dedicated to the Japanese mythology “Inaba White Rabbit,” which is mentioned in the Kojiki, Japan’s Records of Ancient Matters. It is near Hakuto Beach in Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture. It is not clear when it was founded, but the current main building was reconstructed in 1896. Along the approach leading inside the shrine is Mitarashi Pond. Legends say that the deity Oku Ninushi instructed a rabbit whose fur had been torn by ferocious sharks to wash itself in the pond. Due to this legend, it is said that this shrine can heal skin ailments and burns, as well as provide good luck for marriages, among other benefits.

    We used the Wooden pass, taking bus number 5. The shrine closed at 4pm (if not wrong). We were there half an hour before it closed. Easy walk to the shrine, across was a beautiful coastline. What we...

  • Misasa-jinja Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Touhakugunmisasachou Misasa
    This is a shrine located in Misasa Town, Tohaku County. Susanoo-no-mikoto and Oonamuchi-no-mikoto are enshrined here. Radium hot spring water rises at the purification trough where worshippers wash their hands and is called God’s hot water, and in addition to washing your hand, the water is drinkable.
  • Mouke-jinja Shrine
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    Tottori Tottori-shi Kanocho Kochi 4410
    Mouke is a homonym for profitability, making this lucky shrine a hot topic seeing many visitors from around the country. Its origins are unknown, but the shrine used to be called Myoken Mouke-no-Miya after a local guardian deity. It's located outside of town and you need to climb a flight of 264 stone steps to reach it. Once there, people believes money and business prosperity will follow. It's been featured in the media many times, It also fills with people on October 17th for its annual festival with a variety of events.
  • Nagi Shrine
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    Tottori Yazu-gun Chizucho Ose 708
  • Ogami Yama Shrine Okumiya Shrine
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Daisen 1
  • Rakurakufuku Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunhoukichou Miyabara
  • Nawa Shrine
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Nawa 556

    久しぶりに訪ねた。建武の中興で活躍し、三木一草とうたわれた名和長年を祭神とする神社だ。長年の居宅跡とされる場所で、長年は後醍醐天皇を報じて挙兵することを決した後、屋敷を焼き払い、船上山にたてこもった。その後、楠木正成と比肩する功績を認められて別格官幣社となり、現在の姿に整備される。近くの名和公園と併せて桜の名所として知られ、桜の季節だけ特別に列車が停車したという。近隣には長年伝説が散在しているが...

  • Ki No Ne Shrine
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    Tottori Saihaku-gun Daisencho Matsugawara 233
  • Yokai Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Sakaiminatoshi Taishoumachi 62-1
  • Shita Funaoka Shrine
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    Tottori Prefecture Yazu-gun Yazu-cho,
  • Himeji Shrine
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    Tottori Tottori-shi
  • Hachiueurinuma Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Kawaharachouhiketa
  • Akainoiwa Shrine
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    Tottori Pref. Saihakugunnambuchou Terauchi Chi-nai
  • Kaikeonsen Shrine
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    Tottori Yonago-shi Kaike Onsen
  • Tajiri Shrine
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    Tottori Iwami-gun Iwamicho Tajiri 501

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Tottori prefecture is Japanese seasonal diversity at its best: Huge sand dunes cover the north coast, making for the perfect summer beach trip complete with the unexpected addition of camels; November brings the delectable snow crab, while winter around Mount Daisen, the Chugoku region's highest mountain, promises snow sports and magical views.

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