This shrine in Miyayama, Samukawa Town, Koza County, Kanagawa Prefecture has a roughly 1,600 history. Called Sagaminokuni Ichinomiya, its guardian deity is the only in the nation to protect from calamity whatever direction it comes from. As such, historical figures like Minamoto no Yoritomo, Takeda Shingen, and members of the Tokugawa clan worshiped there. Many visitors come for a variety of annual festivals, including the Musayumi Festival on the 8th of the New Year, the Kokufu Festival on May 5, and the Hamaorikoshiki Festival on July 15.
Kanagawa Pref. Kouzagunsamukawamachi Miyayama 3916 (Shonan / KamakuraArea)
Review of Samukawa ShrineTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
English translation or notice are limited (none for some area) but beautiful buildings and tranquil set ups are breathtaking.
Seven and three years old girls and 5 years old boys were having traditional colourful kimono wear.
- Kanagawa Pref. Kouzagunsamukawamachi Miyayama 3916 [ map ]
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Kanagawa Main Areas
Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo’s most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.