Mitsumine Jinja Shrine
One of the Three Historic Shrines of Chichibu, Located at an Elevation of 1,100 meters
It is said that Mitsumine Jinja was founded as Yamatotakerunomikoto, a shrine to pray for the peace of the nation. Within the shrine grounds are large statues of Yamatotakerunomikoto, the mythological creators of Japan.
Serving as the guardian deity of this shrine, the wolf is said to ward of various disasters. Wolves are featured among its statues and votive pictures.
Behind the hall of worship stands a tree perfectly connecting a maple and a cypress tree. Called “En-musubi-no-ki”, many people pray to it for success in love.
The shrine grounds feature a rare 3-bar Torii gate, and a sacred tree dating back 800 years can also be seen.
The lucky white charms called “Marimori”, which can only be purchased on the first of the month, are popular. .
Mitsumine Shrine’s ema votive pictures and goshuin sacred seals feature a rare and popular drawing of a wolf.
From the Haiden, or hall of worship, a sea of clouds can be seen in the distance. November is the month offering the greatest possibility of seeing this phenomenon.
- Name in Japanese
- Around 110 *There are various theories about this date.
- Postal Code
- 298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu City, Saitama
- No holidays
- 6:00 am-7:30 pm
1. About 1 hour, 30 minutes by express bus from Seibu-Chichibu Station on the Seibu Railway Line
2. About 1 hour by Seibu Bus from Mitsumineguchi Station on the Chichibu Railway
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)