category: historical-sites, nature-sites, numazu-and-mishima, sightseeing-spots
Address 2-1-5, Omiyacho, Mishima City, Shizuoka
Parking lot Toll parking lot: Can park 55 normal sized cars (200 yen per hour) and 13 large-size buses (1,000 yen per hour)
Access by public transport: Get off at the Mishima Station of the JR Toukaido Line walk for 12 minutes, or get off at the Mishimada-machi Station of the Izu-Hakone-Tetsudo Line and walk for 7 minutes.
Photo taken on Sep. 2011
The Mishima-Taisha shrine is know for it was the place where Minamoto no Yoritomo once prayed the revival of the Genji tribe. The Kinmokusei (fragrant olive) tree in the Mishima-Taisha Shrine is over 1,200 years, which is registered as the Natural Monument of Japan. The shrine also said to be a power spot.
It was destroyed by the Tokai Earthquake occurred in 1854, and was rebuilt afterwards. The sculptures around the building is registered as the Important Cultural Property of Japan. This old architecture is 16 meters in height, it is the largest of its kind within the Tokai area.
Displays the culture properties collected by the Mishima-Taisha Shrine. Among these properties, many are acknowledged as the National Treasure or the Important Culture Properties of Japan. In addition, there is a rental gallery that displays various paintings and sculpture works as well as other artworks.
Shinroku-en (deer garden)
Chōzuya (Purification trough)
Inside view of the Treasure Building
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