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Kibitsu Shrine

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Kibitsu Shrine

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931 Kibitsu, Kita-ku, Okayama 701-1341 Okayama Prefecture
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Aung YeMun wrote a review Jul 2020
Okayama, Japan60 contributions21 helpful votes
When I arrive there during winter, it's very cold. It is a quiet place. You can take many photos with different scenes. You can go there by bicycle.
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Date of experience: April 2020
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shahrul79 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia215 contributions70 helpful votes
Visited on Saturday and was surprised to see not many people. It was a peaceful stroll because there were not many people. The famed long corridor is quite impressive. Getting there can be a little challenge as the train frequency is very low and there are no signages in English from the station. Google map will be the best help.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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tomizuta1953 wrote a review Jul 2019
Funabashi, Japan1,091 contributions135 helpful votes
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We went to see Kibitsu-jinja Shinto shrine following Kibitsuhiko-jinja. As the website of the shrine says, it is unknown by whom and when the shrine was first constructed here. The earliest references to the shrine can be dated back to the 9th century. Historically the shrine enjoyed the patronage of many feudal lords. We went up the steps towards the main shrine (honden) area. Unfortunately, the Kita (north) Zuishin-mon gate was under refurbishment. We momentarily reached the haiden and main shrine (honden) area. People pray from the haiden to the honden. The honden building is a really majestic building. It is twice the size of the honden of the prominent Izumo Taisha and the second largest in the country. It took 25 years to be completed in 1425. It has a unique double roof named Kibitsu Style. The only other example, I understand is the Soshidou in Hokekyouji Temple in Chiba Prefecture, which was built more than two hundred years later. The haiden and honden was designed as a joint building according to the shrines website and have been jointly designated as a National Treasure. We went around the honden to view the Minami (south) Zuishin-mon gate. This building constructed in 1357 is the oldest existing building in the shrine. From there we went back to the haiden and proceeded to the Kairou. This is a wooden corridor about 400 meters long constructed in the late 16th century. We swerved to the right close to the end of the corridor to visit the Okama-den. This is a famous place where a ritual is performed to tell whether a wish can be granted. The description beside the building tells us of the origin of the ritual. The demon Ura that was slain by the shrine’s deity Ookibitsuhikonomikoto appeared in a dream and said “Cook offering rice in the pot (kama). If there will be good fortune, the pot will make a gentle noise, and in case of misfortune an angry noise.” You can pay 1,000 yen to be told whether your wish will be granted or not. We looked up once again to enjoy a view of this grand and mysterious old shrine.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Harvey689 wrote a review Jun 2019
Alexandria, Virginia93 contributions9 helpful votes
Kibitsu Shrine is located on a mountain side and is about four train stops from Okayama train station on the Momotaro Line. The walk from the Kibitsu train station is about 15-20 minutes. The shrine is architecturally timeless and features a double gable roof line. Recommend to visit and spend about an hour walking the grounds.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Barb & Harvest I wrote a review Apr 2019
Saskatoon4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our first time here and were very impressed with the gardens and small but interesting museum . Wonderful place for piece and quiet stroll
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Date of experience: June 2018
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