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.
Ibaraki Pref. Hitachiotashi Kamimiyakawauchichou 1915 (Hitachi / Okukuji / Kita-IbarakiArea)
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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.