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Kashima-jingu Shrine鹿島神宮


An ancient Shinto shrine located in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture said to have been founded in 660 BCE. The oldest shrine in the Kanto area, it is also the head shrine of all 600 or so Kashima shrines nationwide. The spacious grounds, equivalent to 15 Tokyo Domes, are dotted with highlights such as the main shrine building, a two tier shrine gate considered one of the three most beautiful in Japan, the mystical Sazareishi stone, and a treasure house containing a straight sword designated a National Treasure. The shrine is famous for its aquatic boat festival held once every twelve years in the Year of the Horse.


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

phone 0299821209

[Grounds] 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
[Grounds] Open 24 hours
(treasure hall) 9:00-16:00
[Precision] open everyday
[treasure hall] 12/25
[In the precinct] Free
[treasure hall] 300 yards
Parking Lot
Available (some Charge)

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          Ibaraki Main Areas


          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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