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Kinomiya Shrine, Atami

(4.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Come and take a walk around the sacred Kinomiya Shrine, a Shinto shrine nestled in an area of dense woodland. Dedicated to the Shinto god of fortune and luck, the shrine centers around a large camphor tree, believed to be more than 2000 years old. Pilgrims believe that one walk around the tree's 24 m (78 ft) round trunk will extend their life by one year, as well as aiding recovery from sickness. Pass around the sacred tree, and admire its natural majesty, which has inspired so many stories and positive beliefs. With our international travel planner, Atami attractions like Kinomiya Shrine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Shizuoka Atami Shinkansen (ECHO), 40 minutes from to. Walk to the shrine from Atami Station 20 minutes. Down the long undulating motion. Good walking shoes that can be recommended. Atami Station offices not only Japan and English Guide; It is useful to keep the translation software to the smart phone. I bought a charm at the shrine. RCN Smartphone to be easier to remove the photo, it is useful. Is the huge 2,000-year-old Kusunoki. They prayed that wish comes true. Good weather relaxed in a long time. On a short trip.
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  • Hisashi age 2000 years beyond sacred camphor is famous as a power spot. Around around the camphor? There second Kusunoki.
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  • I go watch TV. Parking is a steep slope on the tourist bus, locked up. Atami Station is but a short walk. Or take the photo in a Smartphone, with chic cafes, scorched bun and coffee break! But cold main patio seating so why. Camphor was impressive. Try to go there and people have time to kawazu kinomiya shrine camphor.
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  • Very calm and peaceful place , just loved the entire stretch till the main shrine , very nicely done surrounding adding to the calmness of this place, lots of orange fishes adds to the Beauty of this place in a waterbody just besides the shrine staircase, overall a great place to be at. We went kids and trust me the kids had a great time watching the fishes
  • One of the loveliest shrines I know. The shrine is for a camphor tree that is over 2 thousand years old. The tree is beautiful and people say for everytime you walk around it you will add a year to your life. The entire shrine is vibrant and well kept. There are many photo opportunities. This shrine has shrine maidens who sometimes dance with fans in from of the tree. When I was there I also hear lots of beautiful traditional music being played by the shrine attendants. There are also some nice areas with orange tori gates that are great for pictures. At night the area around the tree was lit with lantetns and I half expected to see the spirits if the forest come out of hiding to enjoy the beauty of the scene. I would definitely add this to my trip while visiting Atami. There was also an impressive amount of information available in English.
  • Attractive, atmospheric place. Tends to be overcrowded on weekends.
  • Nice but small one
  • Lovely small shrine.