Samukawa-jinja Shrine

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.

Spot details

Kanagawa Pref. Kouzagunsamukawamachi Miyayama 3916 map map Map
open everyday
Parking Lot
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Available (Smoking area Available)
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Average budget
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Money making
    2.0 Reviewed : 2020.03.13
    I didn’t find this shrine worth going out of your way to see. I was finished in 10 minutes. Try Mishima or Hakone for a less right-wing oriented experience. To see the garden at the back, it seems...
  • Very Authentic - beautiful shrine with full of history
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.19
    This is probably most amazing but under rated shrine near Tokyo. English translation or notice are limited (none for some area) but beautiful buildings and tranquil set ups are breathtaking. Lots...
  • Seven, five and three
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.11.12
    When I visited here, lots of people were praying for the festival of Seven, Five and Three.Seven and three years old girls and 5 years old boys were having traditional colourful kimono wear.Looked...

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