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The shrine is famous as a place with spiritual energy in Atami and has a long history as the land god of Atami.
This shrine has long been worshipped in Atami as the God of fortune and luck resides.
The shrine grounds are home to Okusu, a sacred camphor tree, which is designated as a Natural monument. This is also popular as one of the best places with spiritual energy in Japan.
The 2,100-year-old Okusu is full of force. It is said circling the trunk will add one year to your life. There is also a legend that circles the trunk while mumbling your wish will make it come true. Many visit here seeking a blessing of health, long life and fulfilling wishes.
Partaking of the holy water attracts visitors as well for health and good luck. The Shrine’s purified water is full of “Ki (energy)” and the ceremony fee is 1,000 yen. The God of abstinence is also enshrined and lucky charms for protection against drinking troubles, and the "Okusu insect repellent charm" to avoid misfortune are available.
There are several cafes on the temple grounds where you can take a break while visiting the shrine. Japanese sweets such as "Mugi kogashi" (roasted wheat), which is said to have pleased the gods when offered, are popular as souvenirs.
At night, the shrine grounds are lit up with about 160 lights (from sunset to 11:30 p.m.) as part of the Kodama Project. In the mysterious atmosphere of the shrine, the lights that appear in the darkness are quite fantastic. It is recommended to enjoy the different views of day and night.
Okusu, the 2100-year-old camphor tree is a natural monument, one of the major places with spiritual energy in Japan
Almost 30 different kinds of lucky charms to bring you blessings.
Cafes offer Japanese sweets and original blend coffee.
At night, you can enjoy a different view from the daytime with the fantastic lighting.
Hwo Shan Shan
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 43-1 Nishiyamacho, Atami City, Shizuoka
- Free to come any time
- 9am - 5pm (Registration for prayer session is until 4:30pm)
1) Approx. 5 minutes walk from JR Ito Line Kinomiya Station
2) About 18 minutes walk from Atami Station on the JR Tokaido Main Line.
3) From Atami Station on JR Tokaido Main Line, take the local bus bound for Jikkoku-Toge or Nishiyama Loop, and get off at Kinomiya-jinja mae.
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)