A Unique Shinto shrine

Located in the center of the Japanese archipelago, it is one of the most important and ancient shrines that house the spirits of Japan.

Two Shinto deities Ikushima and Tarushima have been worshipped here since the 9th century. The main shrine, which is built on the small island in the pond, has one of the oldest styles of architecture in Japan.
This unique shrine does not have wooden floors, but instead an earthen floor where the deity is prayed to.


Official Site (Japanese)

Access from Ueda Sta

  • 15 min by Ueda Dentetsu Line ,get off at Shimonogo Station, and 5 min on foot