Ikushima-Tarushima Shrine : 生島足島神社
Distinct Vermilion-colored Shrine in Japan's Geographic Center
Home to the Shinto god that protects the entire country of Japan. Decorated in a distinct vermilion color with several ancient, gigantic trees on the premises. Also in the complex are a library that houses many classical works and a kabuki theater whose stage features a platform raised and lowered by hand. The shrine is espcially popular around New Years and in the fall for Shichi-Go-San blessing of 3, 5 and 7-year old children.
- Hours :
- Date(s) :
- Open year-round.
- Entrance Price :
- Offerings accepted. Formal blessings, group prayers, etc. available from 1000 per person.
- Time Required :
- 30-40 min
- Reservations :
- Foreign Languages :
- (English brochure available.)
- Luggage Storage :
- Not Available
Groups are requested to have an interpreter.
tel : +81(0)268-38-2755 fax : +81(0)268-39-1515 Official site
- By Train
- From Ueda Station(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), From Ueda Station, take the Ueda Dentetsu Line towards Bessho Onsen, and get off at the Shimonogo Station, then 3 minutes on foot. Or, take a taxi (approx. 15 min)
- By Car
- From Ueda Sugadaira IC, 20 min (10km)
- 701, Nakaike-Nishi Shimonogo, Ueda 386-1211
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