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Oyamazumi Shrine

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Oyamazumi Shrine

246 Reviews
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3327 Omishimacho Miyaura, Imabari 794-1393 Ehime Prefecture
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Explore Undiscovered Shimanami Kaido on a 1-Day E-Bike Guided Tour
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Explore Undiscovered Shimanami Kaido on a 1-Day E-Bike Guided Tour

【OUTLINE】<br>This is a one-day guided tour of Shimanami Kaido (about 35km) on an E-bike. You will travel from Imabari to Omishima.<br><br>【HIGHLIGHTS】<br>・Take a one-way guided tour from Imabari to Omishima (about 35km).<br>・Pass through Imabari / Oshima / Hakatajima and finish in the middle of the Shimanami Kaido, Omishima.<br>・Tour of beautiful photo spots with local guides.
$285.50 per adult
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Kwakaku wrote a review Aug 2017
Sakai, Japan1707 contributions130 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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TokyoSean wrote a review Aug 2016
Minato, Japan83 contributions90 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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PeterJKane wrote a review Oct 2015
Rockhampton, Australia222 contributions70 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Mish_H50 wrote a review Sep 2015
Japan386 contributions206 helpful votes
This is a nice shrine, the entrance gate seems nice and its rather interesting. the old tree is indeed impressive, otherwise nothing special.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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n2history wrote a review Jul 2015
St. Louis, MO601 contributions228 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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