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Kashihara Jingu Shrine橿原神宮



This shrine is dedicated to Emperor Jimmu and his wife. The shrine was erected by Emperor Meiji in 1890 based on the Nihon Shoki, one of Japan’s oldest history books, which records that the Emperor Jimmu was enthroned at the site. Located at the foot of Mt. Unebi, the hinoki bark thatched, bare-wood main shrine and kagura hall harmonize perfectly with the thick and verdant forest which surround the shrine’s gravel path. The main shrine was a sanctuary in the Kyoto Imperial Palace that was moved here.


Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Kumechou 934 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0744223271

6:30-17:00(depending on the season)

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Reviewed:2019/12/30 Kashihara Jingu is located in an area with other interesting places
Kashihara Jingu is a large shrine located in an area with other interesting paces, such as the tomb of the first emperor in Japan, Jimmu Tenno. Whether he actually existed or not is unclear, however...
Reviewed:2018/09/22 Of the track, mysterious place
Hi my name is Kevin Im Australian but Ive started managing a log cabin cafe near Kashihara Jingu mae (In fact I can see the unebi mountain from the cafe and the Kashihara Jingu shrine just on the...
Reviewed:2017/09/06 Best go there for week day!
This is one of big sight seeing place to pray. We went week day which not many people and very calm. Also, many shrine and parks inside of Kashihara-jingu...

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Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Kumechou 934 [ map ]
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
6:30-17:00(depending on the season)
Worship Free
[Treasure Museum] Adults300yen, Junior high and high school students 200yen
Parking Lot
Available 800spaces
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.