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Kashima-jingu Shrine鹿島神宮


Located in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, this old shrine is said to have been constructed in 600BC, during the inaugural year of Emperor Jinmu. It is the oldest in the Kanto region and the head shrine of the approximately 600 Kashima Shrines across the country. The grounds feature a main hall, one of Japan’s Top 3 Tower Gates, pebbles, and a treasure hall with a straight sword designated as a National Treasure. The “Great Imperial Ofuna Festival” held once every 12 years is famous.


Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Kyuchu 2306-1 (Kasumigaura / Tsuchiura / KashimaArea)

phone 0299821209

Open 24 hours
[Treasure Hall] 9:00-16:00

Review of Kashima Jingu

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Reviewed:2018/11/18 ancient shrine dominated by majestic cedar trees
The shrine is considered as one of the three most important shrines in the Kanto area and is said to have been founded in the 6th century B.C.in the era of the legendary emperor Jimmu. The forest is...
Reviewed:2018/11/04 A small paradise
We went to this small town to watch a football match and as we lost, this is the only good memory I am taking away from Kashima, well apart from great helpful and kind hotel managers at supper hotel...
Reviewed:2018/04/04 serene
quiet place and solemn for those seeking.No entrance fee unlike those temples in Kyoto. you can enjoy strolling, jogging, feeding the antlers or simply just be in touch with nature.

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Ibaraki Pref. Kashimashi Kyuchu 2306-1 [ map ]
Kasumigaura / Tsuchiura / KashimaArea
Open 24 hours
[Treasure Hall] 9:00-16:00
open everyday (Treasure Hall is closed 12/25 Sunday)
[Treasure Hall] 300yen
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          Just a stone’s throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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