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Susa Jinja shrine (須佐神社)

An ancient Shinto shrine located in Izumo City, Tottori Prefecture which is even mentioned in the ancient “Izumo no Kuni Fudoki,” a book describing the culture and customs of the region. The shrine is primarily dedicated to the god Susanoo-no-mikoto, who, according to Japanese legend, slew the fearsome eight-headed dragon Yamata-no-orochi. It is said that this area was the last place Susanoo-no-mikoto pioneered, after which he gave it his own name and passed away. In addition to a towering Japanese cedar tree over 1,300 years old, the shrine’s grounds are dotted with spots deemed the “Seven Wonders of Susa.” The shrine is famous for the three rituals conducted during the annual festival held on April 19 as well as the Kiriaki Shinji, a ritual called the Nenbutsu Odori (“Buddhist Prayer Dance”) conducted on August 15. In recent years, the shrine has also become popular as a mystical “power spot.”


Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Sadachoususa 730 (Izumo / Iwami GinzanArea)

phone 0853840605

[Company office] 9:00-16:00

Review of Susa Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/06/27 A small, spiritual shrine
This place is acclaimed as one of the most spiritual places in Japan. The vibe in the air was very sacred. The 1,300 year old cedar tree was magnificent and felt like it was cleansing the air. There...
Reviewed:2013/12/22 I got spiritual power from great cedar trees
This Shrine has great cedar trees forest. I got spiritual power from touching to their roots.
Reviewed:2013/02/22 Not too crowded, quiet charming area
Lots of greenery to enjoy even in winter, with a pleasant stream running next to it. Didnt stop for lunch, but the immediate neighborhood looked like a good place to find something with local...

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Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Sadachoususa 730 [map]
Izumo / Iwami GinzanArea
[Company office] 9:00-16:00
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]Free
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Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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