Mitsumine Jinja Shrine

One of the Three Historic Shrines of Chichibu, Located at an Elevation of 1,100 meters

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Shinto shrine

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • Zuishinmon Gate
  • Haiden, the Hall of Worship
  • A Wolf Statue

Reviews

  • 柔芊芊

    神殿就像座山,下雪之後更是美麗

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Details

Name in Japanese
三峯神社
Founded
Around 110 *There are various theories about this date.
Postal Code
369-1902
Address
298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu City, Saitama
Telephone
0494-55-0241
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
6:00 am-7:30 pm
Access
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)