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Izanagi Jingu Shrine (伊弉諾神宮)

"This Shinto shrine is Japan's oldest and is dedicated to Izanagi and Izanami, the husband and wife gods stated to have created Japan according to the ancient ""Kojiki"" and ""Nihon shoki."" This shrine is also the only high status imperial ""jingu"" shrine in Hyogo Prefecture. A split ""husband and wife"" giant camphor tree on the grounds is 900 years old and believed to grant worshippers such blessings as matrimonial happiness, easy childbirth, and luck in finding love and marriage. Each month on the 22nd, the shrine is specially opened to visitors at night, and the main shrine and torii gate are lit up, while candles along the approach to the shrine create a magical atmosphere. During the cherry blossoming season, the shrine lights up its cherry trees at night and holds a ""Sakura Kairo Museum"" event with stage performances."


Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Taga 740 (Awaji IslandArea)

phone 0799805001

[Company office] 9:00-17:00

Review of Izanagi Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/28 Morning break
We drove from Somoto where we stayed. Upon arrival, two carpark were available. Maybe it was Sunday, some ceremonial event tajen place. We strolled along the side entrance since we parked our car...
Reviewed:2018/07/23 Beautiful and not too crowded
This was special for us because one of our friends is from Awaji and all three of her children had received blessings here. It wasnt too crowded and easy to access. Another amazing shrine.
Reviewed:2017/10/26 Japan’s Oldest Shrine
Lovely, peaceful place. Uncrowded. Easy parking. Restful and rejuvenating. Can spend as much or as little time as you wish.

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Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Taga 740 [map]
Awaji IslandArea
[Company office] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
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Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Pet friendly
Yes (Be sure to attach the lead. Not for walking purposes)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo Areas


          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.