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Kinomiya Shrine

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Commercialized but worth going for the tree!

I think most people go for the tree. Is it 2,000 years old? Can't be sure but I assume they counted... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Lovely shrine

Lovely shrine, although a little too commercialised, with a shop and instagram cutouts for taking... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

I think most people go for the tree. Is it 2,000 years old? Can't be sure but I assume they counted the rings on part that has broken off. Even if not, it is a wonderful sight and my plan to go around it 40...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

There is plenty of things to see in this shrine. The lined up torii, carps in the small pond and the old big camphor tree which is over two thousands years, create very spiritual. It was bigger that I expected. 思っていたよりも広く、見所たくさんありました!ただ土日ということもあり、熱海一混雑していました。鳥居や竹林、鯉が泳いでいたりと雰囲気がとても良かったです。カフェも新しくきれいでしたが、混雑のため利用しませんでした。

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Saorinmayor
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Lovely shrine, although a little too commercialised, with a shop and instagram cutouts for taking pictures. Great to see the 2,000 year old tree and make a wish!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank junkymotown
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

【 来宮神社(Kinomiya jinja )】 This shrine is well know as the strongest spiritual energy place in around Tokyo, and it’s located in close to Atami Onsen. We can get there from Atami station or Kinomiya station on foot. ( I would like to recommend that...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

So amazing place in Atami, Japan. First time I've seen a 2,000 year old camphor tree, well maintained and well preserved.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 488marianitah
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Although I have been to loads of shrines and temples all over Japan, I still enjoyed my visit to Kinomiya Jinga. It's very tranquil with few tourists, and it's got lush greenery. They have cute maps/explanation to take at the entrance both in Japanese and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank KC930
Reviewed April 18, 2017

The most impressive feature of this shrine are two of the oldest and largest trees in Honshu, the older of which is a declared national monument.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Allen M
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Kinomiya Shrine in Atami is a popular tourist destination. It’s also known as one of the most spiritual places in Japan because it’s the home of a 2000+ years old camphor tree. The Shrine is about a 20-minute walk from JR Atami Station. It’s a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Lunasolhk
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Kinomiya Shrine is home to a 2,000 year old Camphor tree that was saved from being cut down by a mysterious vision 2,000 years ago. The fragrance of the camphor tree fills the shrine with a soft and delicate smell. Surprisingly, it smells to me...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

I was completely dumbfounded when I read the reviews of this place and even more so when I saw traveller photos that seemed to capture the right angles to mask the dwarfish size of this place. When you consider noteworthy sites in Japan - the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kyle J
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