Oyamazumi Shrine
Oyamazumi Shrine
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  • sahaooon
    Kasugai, Japan8,089 contributions
    日本総鎮守
    オオヤマツミを祀り、全国4000余といわれる大山祇神社、三島神社、山神社の総本社です。 樹齢2600年ともいわれる大楠があったり、宝物殿には驚くほどの数の国宝・重文の刀や鎧があったりその太古からの崇拝を窺わせるパワーを感じました。昭和天皇の海洋調査船葉山丸の展示されている海事博物館(併設)も見所です。
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 21, 2021
  • MarianJ007
    Japan7,585 contributions
    樹齢2600年
    全国にある山祇神社の総本社です。 主祭神の大山祇神は「三島大明神」とも称されます。こちらの神社から勧請したとする三島神社は四国を中心に新潟県や北海道まで分布するとの事です。 境内中央にそびえる御神木は、神武天皇御東征前に植えられたとされ、樹齢は2600年あまりとされています。
    Written August 12, 2022
  • なかちか
    Osaka, Japan24 contributions
    文句なしのパワースポット
    パワースポットブームですが、こちらは訪れた方全てが神聖な「気」を感じることができるのではないでしょうか。御神木があり、その周りを息をとめて3周まわることができると願いがかなうとのことでしたが、相当な鍛錬が必要だと思います。なにがあるというわけではないですが、あの厳かな雰囲気はしまなみ街道をおとずれる方は絶対いってみるべきおすすめスポットです。
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 30, 2014
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Kwakaku
Sakai, Japan2,062 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
I was struck with awe to find such a solemn shrine on a small island in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea. It has 3 museums and 2 of them have kept a lot of historical materials including swords and armor which were offered by famous samurais. Ochi Yoshikata (?-?) surpassed the Rebellion of Fujiwara Sumitomo (?-941), and, after the suppression, he offered his armor, which is the oldest that has been kept in Japan. Taira Shigemori (1138-1179), Minamoto Yoshinaka (1154-1184), who opened the Minamoto Clan's rebellion against the Taira Clan and tried to chase them along the Seto Inland Sea, Minamoto Yoshitsune (1159-1189), who actually chased the Taira Clan along the sea, and Minamoto Yoritomo (1147-1199), who succeeded in establishing his rule over Japan and who killed his younger brothers, Yoshinaka and Yoshitsune, in the process, followed Yoshikata. Many more later samurais followed them with prestigious swords and armor.
Written August 19, 2017
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TokyoSean
Minato, Japan83 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Although the museum of this historic shrine is sadly not very well maintained, the items on display include multiple national treasures, including those offered to the shrine by famous characters in Japanese history going back as far as the 12th century. A must for those who have interest in Japanese history and especially those who have visited Itsukushima Shrine (Miyajima) which is about half a day away.
Written August 15, 2016
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PeterJKane
Rockhampton, Australia222 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Excellent to visit: large open spaces, very old trees, and has a really peaceful atmosphere. I think the best Shrine I've seen outside of Kyoto and Tokyo.
Written October 7, 2015
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Mish_H50
Japan387 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
This is a nice shrine, the entrance gate seems nice and its rather interesting. the old tree is indeed impressive, otherwise nothing special.
Written September 29, 2015
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n2history
Saint Louis, MO614 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
I stopped at the Oyamazumi Shrine on Omishima Island while biking the Shimanami route from Onomichi to Imabari. Someone at the Onomichi U2 told me that this shrine is very important and was a place I must visit. She said that before the new highway, it was not so easy to reach. Stopping here means does mean a 12 km detour (following the "Island Explorer" road markers) from the Shimanami route.

The grounds here are peaceful and provide a relaxing space. A very large tree occupies the grounds in front of the shrine. Fortunately, trinket sales are carried out in the tourist rest center beyond the shrine.
Written July 25, 2015
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