Kibitsuhiko Shrine

Kibitsuhiko Shrine, Okayama

Kibitsuhiko Shrine
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Aung YeMun
Okayama, Japan193 contributions
Very good temple with nice view
May 2020
When I went there in the morning, the weather is cold. It has nice scene to capture photos. We can also check small pond in front of this temple. If you are interested, you can insert 100 coin at the wooden box area to get a fortune wooden stick. Its in english translation paper.
Written August 31, 2020
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gseric
Hong Kong, China766 contributions
Peaceful, scenic
Dec 2019 • Solo
It was pretty quiet when I went. About 15 minutes on the local train from Okayama. Will only need at more an hour there. Just because of the tranquility, and the scenic mountains around it, well worth the effort I think.

Trains on weekday afternoons are only one an hour though. But I discovered a really nice home style cafe by the station, and had a nice lunch there.
Written December 23, 2019
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Nerijus A
Linköping, Sweden2 contributions
Peaceful
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very peaceful place. You can have a relaxing hike in surrounding area and hill. Only few people if visiting on December as we did.
Written December 5, 2019
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,123 contributions
The deity worshipped is Ookibitsuhikonomikoto, a mythical character that conquered the land of Kibi.
May 2019 • Couples
The present Okayama Prefecture together with the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture was a land known as Kibi until it was split into three administrative districts by the Yamato Imperial Court in around the 7th century. The closest district to Nara and Kyoto was Bizen, “zen” meaning “front”, which covered the cities of present day Okayama, Setouchi and Bizen. The second closest was Bicchuu, “chuu” meaning “middle” covering present day Takahashi and Kurashiki, and the farthest Bingo, “go” meaning “behind”, covering the Fukuyama and Onomichi area. We had planned to visit Kibitsu-jinja Shinto shrine in Okayama City between Okayama Airport and Central Okayama, where Nakayama, a mountain 175 meters high is worshipped, but we learned on this occasion that actually there is another Shinto shrine worshipping Nakayama, Kibitsuhiko-jinja.Kibitsu-jinja protects the north western side and Kibitsuhiko-jinja the north eastern side. We first visited Kibitsuhiko-jinja. The deity worshipped is Ookibitsuhikonomikoto, a mythical character that conquered the land of Kibi by order of the Imperial Court. It is unknown from when this shrine has existed but as the sun at summer equinox rises from the middle of the front torii gate and moves to the main shrine building the origin may have been some kind of sun worship as the shrine website tells us. The border of Bizen and Bicchuu is in the middle of Kibitsuhiko-jinja and Kibitsu-jinja, so some assume Kibitsuhiko-jinja was at some stage split from Kibitsu-jinja which as a Shinto shrine is older. We viewed the main shrine (honden) from ouside. The honden built in 1697 survived the fire of 1930 but most of the shrine buildings were rebuilt in 1936. There was a beautiful water garden in front of the shrine. We also viewed the grand Zuishin-mon gate built in 1697, where two deities protect the shrine from invaders.
Written June 28, 2019
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Jack886
Taipei, Taiwan57 contributions
One of the famous shrine at Kibi District
Nov 2018 • Solo
This very old shrine also know as Mototaro Shrine, a very famous shrine at old Kibi District. The shrine is just located not far from JR Bizen-Ichinomiya Station. You can also rent a bicycle here for easy and comfortable sightseeing
Written January 15, 2019
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Frank v
Den Dolder, The Netherlands1,291 contributions
Large shrine
Sep 2018 • Friends
A very nice larger shrine with garden surrounding it. During a cycling tour it's easy to visit this shrine along with other shrines and temples.
Written October 6, 2018
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SeeMoreLiveMore
Singapore, Singapore526 contributions
Peaceful temple ...
Dec 2017 • Solo
Near the start of the Kibi Plains cycling route (from Bizen-Ichinomiya station), it is a good place to learn about the historical importance of the area and its associated temples. Another peaceful temple in the area, and pretty Japanese temple architecture.
Written December 10, 2017
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WONGSUWAN22
Bangkok, Thailand482 contributions
Peaceful place
May 2016 • Friends
I went here 6 May 2016
About 350 meters from Bizen-Ichinomiya Station.
You can walk or rent a bike at station 400 yen for 2 hrs. and 200 yen for exceed hr.
This Shrine was peaceful place but no English explanation about this place. You must read about shrine before came here.
Written June 21, 2016
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swift314
Sheffield, UK12,551 contributions
ok not great
Oct 2015 • Couples
Historically this is a really improtnat shrine but from a toruist point of view its not the best, worth a quick photo thats about all
Written November 12, 2015
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pinopatrick
Okayama, Japan68 contributions
beautiful shrine
very histrical shrine in okayama. its quiet far from the city so you need a car to gte there but if you love "momotaro" story, you can't miss it.
Written August 22, 2012
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