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Motonosumi Shrine

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The shrine houses the sacred spirits that were split from Taikodani Inari Shrine in Tsuwano as ordered by a God posing as white fox. The God will fulfill wishes for business success, success in fishing, safety on the seas, good match childbearing, warding off evil and bringing in good fortune, wealth and happiness, traffic safety, and academic achievement. The 123 red torii gates that extend from the “Ryugu no Shiofuki” (dragon palace geyser) are impressive. The shrine was selected by CNN as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan."

More Information about Motonosumi Shrine

Street address

498 Yuyatsuo, Nagato City



  • ● Around 20 minutes by taxi from Nagato-Furuichi Station on the JR Sanin Main Line


  • ● Yamaguchi Zekkei Mankisu Bus*
    Yumoto Onsen/Shin-Yamaguchi Station<-->Motonosumi Inari Shrine
    *Operation: Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays April 2019 to March 2020

Opening Hours




Best season

All year


There is an offering box on the top of the main shrine gate! It is said your wish will come true if you can toss your offering in the box.

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