Kinomiya-jinja Shrine (來宮神社)
Also known as the Kinomiya Myojin and the Kinomiya Dai-Myojin, this ancient Shinto shrine has long served the faithful in Izu and Atami. Legend has it that the shrine was built to house an idol which a fisherman caught in his net in 710. The massive sacred tree on the shrine’s grounds, named Okusu, is a nationally designated Natural Monument; over 2,000 years old, it is the second largest tree in Japan. It is said that circling the trunk once extends one’s life by one year. The shrine’s rest area, where visitors can buy tea, Raifuku sweets, and light meals, is also popular. Closest station: Kinomiya Station.
Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Nishiyamachou 43-1 (AtamiArea)
9:00-17:00 (Reception for prayer until 16:30)
Review of Kinomiya ShrineTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
You should visit there after 5pm.
The shrine was illuminated, so it’s fantastic!
- 9:00-17:00 (Reception for prayer until 16:30)
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Available 50spaces
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Vegetarian Menu
- Not available
- English Menu
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.