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
- Kashima / Itako Area
- [Worship] Open 24 hours [Awarding office, prayer, red stamp] 8:30-16:30
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Others (Grounds are non-smoking, smoking areas are available only)
- English Menu
- Available (Map of Grounds, electronic bulletin board for information)
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 60-120 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- m | On foot about minutes
There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.