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Kibitsu-jinja Shrine吉備津神社


A Shinto shrine primarily dedicated to Kibitsu-hiko-no-mikoto, a prince who subjugated rebels and brought peace and order to this area as one of the four mighty Shido Shogun. Kibitsu-hiko-no-mikoto is also known as the model for the legend of Momotaro, one of Japan’s most popular folktales. The shrine is one of the largest in the old San’yodo area. The front shrine and main shrine, built in the hiyoku irimoya-zukuri style, are designated National Treasures, and were rebuilt in 1425 by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Must-see highlights include the shrine’s roughly 400 meter long covered gallery, and the various flowers which grow on the grounds year round. The shrine is famous for the Narukama Shinji, a ritual in which the whistling of a steaming iron pot is used for fortune telling purposes. The nearest station is Kibitsu Station.

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place Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kibitsu 931
phone 0862874111

Review of Kibitsu Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/07 Large complex
Large temple complex with many shrines. Everything is well maintained and situated nice upon a hill. Nice place to walk for 1 or 2 hours and pass by all different shrines.
Reviewed:2018/06/08 Not outstanding
15 mins walk from train station

Your average Japanese shrine to visitors

Big hall not spectacular
Luckily run into a high school archery contest - good atmosphere!
Reviewed:2018/05/12 Stunning area full of traditional Japanese elements
Kibitsu shrine and it's surroundings are a stunning showing of the Japanese traditions and architecture. The surroundings are very variable and I love the overall mood in this place. I visited during...



Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kibitsu 931 [map]



[Reception Hours] 8:30-16:00
[Gates openHours] 5:00-18:00
[Okunodate] Friday, 5/Oct. 2nd Sunday, 12/28
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available 400spaces
Credit Card
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Okayama Main Areas


Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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