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Oyamazumi Shrine大山祇神社

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Oyamazumi Shrine is the head shrine overseeing the nationwide Yamazumi Shrine and Mishima Shrine dedicated to the god, Oyamatsumi. The shrine is located in Mishima Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. Since ancient times the shrine has been used as a place of worship for the gods of the mountains, sea and war. It has been visited by naval commanders, Japan’s first Prime Minister, Hirobumi Ito, Isoroku Yamamoto of the former Imperial Navy, as well as leaders from the Maritime Self Defense Force and the Japan Coast Guard. As well as the sacred camphor tree said to be 2,600 years old in the grounds of the shrine, visitors can also see a group of ancient trees, the oldest in Japan and designated as a National Natural Treasure. The main shrine building, worship hall and Hokyoin pagoda have been designated as national important cultural properties. There are also many important cultural properties including some national treasures stored and on display in the treasure hall.

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Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumiyaura 3327 (Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea)

phone 0897820032
place

Early Sunday-17:00
[Treasure Hall] 8:30-17:00 (Admission Information desk closed until 16:30)
[Omishima Maritime Museum (Hayama Memorial Hall)] 8:30-17:00 ( (Admission Information desk closed until 16:30)

Review of Oyamazumi Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/08/20 An Old Sacred Shrine with a Long History in a Small Island
I was struck with awe to find such a solemn shrine on a small island in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea. It has 3 museums and 2 of them have kept a lot of historical materials including swords and...
Reviewed:2016/08/15 National Treasure
Although the museum of this historic shrine is sadly not very well maintained, the items on display include multiple national treasures, including those offered to the shrine by famous characters in...
Reviewed:2015/10/07 Important historical shrine, peaceful atmosphere
Excellent to visit:large open spaces, very old trees, and has a really peaceful atmosphere. I think the best Shrine I've seen outside of Kyoto and Tokyo.

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Address
Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumiyaura 3327 [ map ]
Area
Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea
Phone
0897820032
Hours
Early Sunday-17:00
[Treasure Hall] 8:30-17:00 (Admission Information desk closed until 16:30)
[Omishima Maritime Museum (Hayama Memorial Hall)] 8:30-17:00 ( (Admission Information desk closed until 16:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship common to Treasure Museum, Omishima Maritime Museum (Hayama Memorial Hall)] Adults1,000yen, High school/university student 800yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students400yen
Parking Lot
Available (Oyama Sakai Shrine Parking Parking Sign Available)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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