Oyamazumi Shrine

Shrine
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.

Spot details

Address
Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Omishimachoumiyaura 3327
Phone
0897820032
Hours
[Shrine Gates open] Early Mornings (Irregular holidays)-17:00 [Goshuin] 9:00-16:50 [Prayer] 9:30-16:00 [Treasure Hall] 8:30-17:00 (until 16:30 admission)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee common to the Treasure Museum and Omishima Maritime Museum (Hayama Memorial Hall)] [Adult] 1,000yen [High school/university students] 800yen [Small/Junior high school students] 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available * Please use the nearby parking lot
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* The business hours of the treasure hall are 9:30-15:30 (until 15:00 admission) due to the coronavirus. Subject to change depending on the level. Please contact Inquiries for details.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • An Old Sacred Shrine with a Long History in a Small Island
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.08.20
    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...
  • National Treasure
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.08.15
    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...
  • Important historical shrine, peaceful atmosphere
    5.0 Reviewed:2015.10.07
    Excellent to visit:large open spaces, very old trees, and has a really peaceful atmosphere. I think the best Shrine Ive seen outside of Kyoto and Tokyo.

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