Kunitama Shrine

Kunitama Shrine

Kunitama Shrine (國魂神社) is located in Iwaki City, in the coastal area of Fukushima. 

Three deities are enshrined at Kunitama Shrine: Okuninushi (the god of nation-building, said to be the founder of Japan); Suserihime-no-Mikoto (the wife of Okuninushi) and Shohikono. 

The shrine is said to have been built in the year 806, and was renovated in 1942. The temple bell was designated as a tangible cultural property of the city of Iwaki in 1982. There is also a preserved cedar tree.

Several events are celebrated in the shrine, such as a New Year’s Day Festival, a Rice Planting Festival, and other prayer festivals. During the summer, the shrine is beautifully decorated with colorful wind chimes. 

Photos: Iwaki Tourism & Community Development Bureau (一社)いわき観光まちづくりビューロー

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://kunitamajinjya.com/(Japanese)
Contact

Kunitama Shrine
(+81) 0246-65-2384

Best SeasonAll Year
Opening Hours

Opening hours: 6:00-16:30<br>Shrine office hours: 8:30-16:00

Parking20 cars
Access Details
Access72-Baba Kubota Nakosomachi, Fukushima Pref. 9790141
View directions
Getting there

By Car: 5 minutes by car from the Joban Expressway Iwaki Nakoso IC

10 minutes by taxi from the JR Joban Line Nakoso Station

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