Kibitsu shrine in Okayama is the noble shrine where the fable of “the Momotaro legend” that is a familiar old tale for a Japanese stays.
A main shrine and the front shrine are built in the unique architecture called “the Kibitsu structure” and are appointed to a national treasure.
In addition, the wooden corridor following a main shrine is length of approximately 400m. It must be worth a look…!
- About Kibitsu Shrine
- Highlights of Kibitsu Shrine
- The wooden corridor must be worth a look!
- Goshuin of Kibitsu Shrine
- How to get to Kibitsu Shrine
1.About Kibitsu Shrine
Open(Shrine office) 8:30~16:00
Fee Worship is free
Regular holiday No holiday
Adress 931, Kibitsu, Kita-ku Okayama-shi, Okayama, 701-1341, Japan
Phone Number +81-86-287-4111
2.Highlights of Kibitsu Shrine
It is very good environment among nature.
It is “Kita-Zuishimmon” which is the entrance of the north approach to a shrine.
“Kita-Zuishimmon” has rebuilt in the Muromachi era, and there is the history more than 470 years.
A main shrine and the front shrine are appointed to a national treasure. (○´艸｀)
The divine favor of this Shinto shrine ranges from matchmaking to business prosperity. (○´艸｀)
“Minami-Zuishimmon” has the history more than 650 years with this shrine’s oldest building. d(*ﾟーﾟ*)
“Ichidosha” is dedicated to study and God of the entertainment. A tunnel is made with “Ema”(Pictorial offering) of test taker.
It is full of nature and is the tasteful precincts.
The shrine where the post is installed in in the precincts is rare. (*´・ｪ・｀*)
There is the hydrangea garden in the precincts, too.
This is “Uga Shrine” dedicated to God of the business.
This is the oldest Inari shrine in Okayama.
3.The wooden corridor must be worth a look!
The wooden corridor following a main shrine is length of approximately 400m. It must be worth a look…!
4.Goshuin(shrine/temple seal or stamp) of Kibitsu Shrine
A red seal of “三備一宮” controlling Bizen, Bicchu, Bingo is characteristic.
5.How to get to Kibitsu Shrine
Please refer to the following articles for the directions from Kansai (Osaka) to Okayama.
The nearest station of Kibitsu Shrine is the JR Kibi Line “Kibitsu Station”.
Timetable and Route Search
■Route Example (From JR Okayama Station to JR Kibitsu Station)
■From JR Kibitsu Station to Kibitsu Shrine
It is about 10 minutes walk from Kibitsu Station.
How did you like it?
Kibitsu Shrine is very near from Saijo Inari.
Please try to go.
Have a nice trip! XD
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