Kashima-Jingu Shrine

Kashima-Jingu Shrine
2019-03-19 Yohei Onishi

Kashima-Jingu Shrine is one of the noble‘Togoku Sanja(the three big shrines which have the highest divinities in Kanto Region). The Shrine was founded by the Emperor Jinmu at his first year of his reign and enshrines ‘Takemikaduchi-no Okami’. Some shrine buildings were offered from Tokugawa Shogun; the ‘Shaden (main building of shrine)’ was from the 2nd Shogun Hidetada, ‘Okunomiya(rear shrine)’was from the 1st Shogun Ieyasu and ‘Romon gate(two-story gate)’ was from the 1st Mito feudal lord Yorifusa Tokugawa, respectively and all are designated as important cultural properties.

More than 90 rites and festivals are held during the year, some of them are special ceremonies, such as ‘Saito-sai’, ‘Hakuba-sai’and ‘Yabusame(archery on horseback)’. Opening Hours is 8:30-16:30. Access from Itako Station: A combined use of The JR Kashima-Line and the Kashima-Line is convenient.