Miyoshi Shrine109 Votes
- Address: Akanuma-3 Hiroomote, Akita, Akita Prefecture 010-0041, Japan
- Phone: +81-188343443
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids
This ancient building is one of Japan's oldest shrines, built in 643 AD. The bulk of its nearly one million annual visitors probably happen along for New Year Celebrations, but the shrine's true devotees tend to be middle aged business men who regularly drop in for a short and silent prayer. Back in the Edo period, the main patrons of the Shrine was the Sakate Clan. Two lion gods guard the seisandotorii gate of the shrine; one's mouth is closed and the other's is open, symbolizing death and birth.
Miyoshi Shrine Hours
- Contact the temple before your visit to know if it is open.
How to Reach Miyoshi Shrine
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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29.62% of people who visit Akita include Miyoshi Shrine in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
47.06% of people start their Miyoshi Shrine visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Miyoshi Shrine
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Miyoshi Shrine