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Onikoshi Sozen Shrine鬼越蒼前神社


This shrine is located approximately a 20-minute drive from the Morioka Interchange. It became devotes to the god of horses because it was a place of living together with horses under the same roof and raising horses for war, cavalry and later for agriculture after the Edo period (1603-1868). On the second Saturday of every June, a festival called Chagu Chagu Umakko is held where around 100 decorated horses parade from the shrine to Hachimangu Shrine in Morioka City. The sound of the bells of the Chagu Chagu was chosen as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan.

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place Iwate Prefecture Takizawa City Ukai Outside Kubo
phone 0196842111



Iwate Prefecture Takizawa City Ukai Outside Kubo [map]



Free to worship
open everyday
Visit Free
Parking Lot
Available (100 spaces)
* Available when holding an event Available ability Available

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Iwate Main Areas


A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.