Mishima-taisha Shrine

A Shinto shrine located in the Omiya Town, Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture famous as the place where the great shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo prayed for victory before raising his army. Dedicated to good fortune and happiness, the shrine is seen as being of particular benefit to persons involved in commerce, industry, and fishing, and the shrine grounds bustle constantly with worshipers praying for prosperity in business or an abundant harvest. The shrine’s grounds contain numerous points of note, including the “Koshikake-ishi,” a pair of chair-like stones connected to the history of Minamoto no Yoritomo and his wife Hojo Masako, a stone monument engraved with a haiku by master poet Matsuo Basho, and a 1,200 year old fragrant olive tree which is a nationally designated Natural Monument. Historical artifacts are displayed in the shrine’s treasure hall, such as a gold and silver lacquered box, a designated National Treasure, presented to the shrine by Hojo Masako. In addition to being a famous cherry blossom viewing spot, the shrine also welcomes great throngs of sightseers during the Mishima Summer Festival held from August 15 to 17.

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Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Omiyachou 2-1-5 map map Map
[Prayer Reception] Around 8:30-16:00
[Treasure Hall]9:00-16:00(Last entry15:30)
open everyday
[Treasure Hall] [General] 500yen [College Students/High school students] 400yen [Junior high school students/Elementary school students] 300yen * 1F Music is Free
Parking Lot
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Available (2 smoking areas Available)
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Beautiful outside, but difficult inside
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.01
    My wife and I visited as part of a tour of Honshu.We went in the evening and it is absolutely beautiful when lit .We went back in the daytime and had mixed views. Outside it is very attractive and...
  • Quiet shrine
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.11.05
    Normally visitors take bus or walk from Mishima Station but I walked fromMIshima Tamachi which is the nearest one coming from Izunagaoka station and it took only 10 minutes. It was very quiet and I...
  • Very important shrine on the Tokaido main road, the cherry blossoms in the precincts are in full bloom in spring
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.08.29

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