Takekoma-jinja Shrine

Shrine
Inari Shrine in the center of Iwanuma City, is located about an 11 minute walk from Iwanuma Station. It is regarded as one of Japan’s three main Inari shrines, and is also known as “Takekoma Inari”. The shrine was established in 842, when Ono no Takamura was sent as the new lord of Mutsu who also wrote for the ogura hyakunin-isshu poems. It is a popular shrine with the first or second most visitors worshipping the god of food, clothing and shelter for the first prayer of the year every year. In addition, the “Hatsu Uma Festival” is held for seven days from the first Uma (horse) day (the seventh day of the twelve horary signs) of February (lunar calendar). The festival represents the first sign of spring and the shrine bustles with many visitors from both within and outside the prefecture.

Spot details

Address
Miyagi Pref. Iwanumashi Inarichou 1-1
Phone
0223222101
Hours
[Prayer] 9:00-16:00
* May change depending on the season
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Museum Admission fee to worship] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(250spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available ((1 smoking area available in the office)
Wi-Fi
Available(takekoma-free)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 5,001-10,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Stunning ancient Inari shrine minutes from Sendai
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.12.22
    We were in Iwanuma to celebrate our sons wedding at this shrine. Few words can describe the overall experience of celebrating a traditional Japanese wedding at one of the most stunning shrines in...
  • Beautiful
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.04.29
    Beautiful shrine in the centre of Iwanuma. Packed on holidays and for special family events, but serene at other times.
  • Soothing place
    4.0 Reviewed:2015.07.23
    Takekoma shrine is called one of the three great Inari shrines in Japan. 15 minutes walk from Iwanuma station. Its not big, but soothing. Famous poet Basho came to Iwanuma, and made a Haiku.

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