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Shiogama-jinja Shrine鹽竈神社


Shiogama-jinja Shrine is known for its shiogama cherry tree that has been designated as a Natural Monument of Japan. The main enshrined deities are Shiotsuchinooji, Takemikazuchi-no-kami and Futsunushi-no-kami, but the details before the Edo period are not very clear. Construction of the current shaden (main building) was completed in 1704, and 14 buildings including the honden (main shrine) and haiden (hall of worship) and the stone torii gate have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties. The deities are believed to answer a variety of prayers including those for safety at sea, success in catching fish, protection and easy delivery during childbirth, traffic safety, and for protection against misfortune. The deities are revered by the locals, and regardless of the type of prayer they will make their way to this shrine.


Miyagi Pref. Shiogamashi Ichimoriyama 1-1

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Review of Shiogama Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/01/21 Feel the real believe of Japanese, amidst of all-season-blooming sakura on high hill shrine here
Even there were only few trees in front of temple garden/museum, near the small public toilet, but the view of small Shiki (all-four-season) sakura flower in the evening (about 3pm because sun would...
Reviewed:2017/08/25 Sakura amidst fine gardens and shrine buildings - photo ops galore
We visited Shiogama from Sendai. Because the grounds have such a variety of sakura some were at peak while others were gone by. The window of opportunity for sakura viewing lasts a long time.

Reviewed:2017/04/14 A gorgeous spiritual place
We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a parallel universe accessible by a very long stairway, but worth the effort. I'll come again...

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          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.

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