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Shrine Spots in Kure / Higashi-Hiroshima Area

  • Mitate-jinja Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Higashihiroshimashi Saijouchousaijou 268
    A Shinto shrine standing in lush Mitate Park a five minute walk from Saijo Station. A Gion shrine was built in the area dedicated to the god Susanoo-no-mikoto, worshipped for providing healing from illness, when a plague was sweeping the land in 706. Thereafter, through merging with other nearby shrines, Mitate-jinja Shrine was ultimately moved here. There is a “Matsuo-jinja Shrine” on the shrines grounds whose enshrined deity was ritually divided from the one in Matsuo-jinja Shrine in Kyoto; the shrine is renowned for the blessings it is believed to provide in matters relating to sake. Mitate-jinja Shrine front shrine contains numerous sake casks donated to the shrine by local sake makers.
  • Kameyama Shrine
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Kureshi Shimizu 1-9-36
    "A Shinto shrine located in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Viewed as the patron shrine of Kure City, this Hachiman shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ojin, Empress Jingu, and Emperor Chuai. Located on a hill, visitors to the grounds can enjoy a sweeping view of Kure Bay. The shrine's grand Yabu festival is famous for its abundance of participants, leading to its nickname as the ""people festival."" During the festival, shrine parishioners carry a portable shrine with a straw barrel filled with new rice; meanwhile, messengers of the goods called ""Yabu"" poke and prod the barrel with bamboo poles, attempting to delay the parishioners. The contest between the parishioners and Yabu can last hours."

    訪問した日が大雨だったのですが、お祓いをお願いする所と本堂が別々で雨に濡れてしまいました・・・ ちょっと気遣いがあってもいいのになって気がしましたが、人がいなかった分落ち着いてお祓いを受ける事が出来ました もともと事前予約がいならいとの事だったのでその辺は急にお祓いしてもらいたくなっても出来たのでうれしい所です

  • Katsurahama Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Kure-shi Kurahashicho Sainoki 423
  • Tenmangu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Kure-shi Yutakamachi Mitarai
  • Mitsuki Hachimangu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Mihara-shi Yahatacho Miyauchi 7
  • Kameyama Hachiman Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Kure-shi Yasuracho Uchinomikita 5-chome 9-18
  • Kochisaki Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Prefecture Kure
  • Sumiyoshi Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Kure-shi Yutakamachi Mitarai

Hiroshima Main Areas


There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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