Kibitsu-jinja Shrine

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.

Spot details

Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kibitsu 931
[Hours of Operation] 9:00-16:00
[Prayer] 9:00-14:00
open everyday
[Kamado] Friday
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available (400 spaces)
* A rearranging fee will be charged from 1/1-1/5
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
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Estimated stay time
0-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Beautiful Shrine and Area
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.12.13
    I visited the Kibitsu Shrine on my way to Okayama and was very impressed by this shrine. The shrine was massive and beautiful. There are huge parking lots that are free here. After parking I...
  • Nice Shrine
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.07.14
    When I arrive there during winter, its very cold. It is a quiet place. You can take many photos with different scenes. You can go there by bicycle.
  • Peaceful place to visit
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.12.21
    Visited on Saturday and was surprised to see not many people. It was a peaceful stroll because there were not many people. The famed long corridor is quite impressive. Getting there can be a little...

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