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Motonosumi Shrine

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Built in 1955 following a divine message from a white fox.
The Gods will fulfill wishes for business success, success in fishing, safety on the seas, good matchmaking, 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, Yamaguchi

Access

Route1

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

Route2

  • ● Yamaguchi Zekkei Mankisu Bus*
    Yumoto Onsen/Shin-Yamaguchi Station<-->Motonosumi Shrine
    *Operation: April 2021 to March 2022 = Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
    October to November 2021 = Fridays

Opening Hours

Closed

05:30 - 17:30
※ Nighttime entry is not permitted.

Website

https://www.visit-jy.com/en/spots/17060

Best season

All year

Point

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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