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Shiogama Shrine, Shiogama

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  • We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a parallel universe accessible by a very long stairway, but worth the effort. I'll come again...  more »
  • I visited the jinja in early October. Though I didn't see maple leaves turning read, the surroundings and the buildings blend into each other well. Picturesque views are everywhere. A quiet place, gre...  more »
  • We scheduled our day trip to Shiogama on 4/16 Saturday as there're cherry blossom festival at Shiohama shrine and a sake distillery tasting during 4/15-4/16. From the station to the shrine, you can se...  more »
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  • Very nice, I made a wish there, and it came true. Japanese Gods are truly more powerful than Thor.
  • A historical temple in Japan with long history, must climb the hill or take a lots stairs to go up.
  • Very beautiful. My wife and I had our wedding here.
  • Shiogama Shrine stands atop a massive staircase, towering 202 steps above the city below. Along this staircase is a small forest, so beautiful and natural that it is hard to believe you were stepping on city pavement a few seconds earlier. Atop the staircase is one of the symbols of this little coastal town, the main gate to Shiogama Shrine. Within the shrine area itself you'll find four separate prayer areas in three separate shrine sections with several locations where you can buy charms, fortunes, and even postcards. As you explore the grounds around the shrine, you'll also fine one of the best views of Shiogama overlooking the shrine garden, which is beautiful in its own right. Further from the shrine and behind a big harpoon gun, a white building houses a small maritime museum. A little further down and to the left, you'll find a field of cherry trees, perfect for hanami season. Many of the trees are of the species Shiogama-Zakura, a special sakura tree made famous by the 10 petal double blossoms that appear on its branches. Because of these fantastic trees being planted all over the grounds, spring is a big time for tourists to Shiogama shrine, but the grounds are gorgeous any time of the year. If you're a fan of Japanese shrines or gardens, you should definitely make a point of seeing Shiogama Shrine.
  • 2017 / 04 visit bottom-up scene is very impressive shrine. Parking from omote-Sando round up and crowded around the mountain is. It is recommended that stone 200 stage, so good Walker as if not going from the parking lot. Outbuilding in bekku motomiya is divided in the right temple and left temple, characteristic. National natural monument of shiogama cherry blossom is beautiful. Nokyo-Sho is two.
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