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Miho-jinja Shrine (美保神社)

An ancient Shinto shrine located in mentioned in the “Izumo no Kuni Fudoki,” a book documenting local customs and culture. The shrine is the head shrine of all shrines dedicated to Kotoshironushi (Ebisu). The main shrine building, a designated National Treasure, is built in the Miho-zukuri (hiyoku taisha-zukuri) style and consists of two halls joined together. The one on the left facing the building is dedicated to Kotoshironushi, while the one on the right is dedicated to his mother, Mihotsuhime-no-mikoto. The shrine is believed to grant worshippers a variety of benefits, including not only prosperity in business but also large harvests, maritime safety, and luck in public performance. The shrine’s Aofushigaki Shinji ritual, held on April 7, and Morotebune Shinji ritual, held on December 3, are connected with the “kuni-yuzuri,” a legend relating the transfer of the rulership of Japan to the gods of Heaven, and during these times great numbers of people from around the country come to witness the events.


Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Mihonosekichoumihonoseki 608 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852730506

[Awarding place] From 8:30

Review of Miho Shrine

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Reviewed:2017/01/02 Winter trip in Hiroshima
Authentic Japanese style shrine with interesting Japanese wooden architecture work. Ambience similar sacred. Very good Japnese snacks around the shrine. And very nice peer view too.
Reviewed:2015/05/22 Thank you to the 3 days ticket
The Miho shrine was far from the JR station and should cost 750 Yen. Fortunately I had a 3 days ticket. As it was far, I think, there was a few visitors. The shrine was not really exceptional to...
Reviewed:2015/05/16 one of the largest shrines dedicated to Ebisu
One of the quietest shrines youll ever visit. Read more about my visit at

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Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Mihonosekichoumihonoseki 608 [map]
[Awarding place] From 8:30
open everyday
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available (30spaces) * Use of district Free parking lot
Credit Card
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* The map shows the location of the Miho Shrine parking lot.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (however, no barrier-free equipment, assistance required)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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