Taikodani Inari-jinja Shrine
First built in 1773 by the Kameis to protect their castle from tabooed quarter, hence the name “Taikodani”; where the sound of taiko drum from the castle reaches. Foxes are believed to be the messengers of Inari, a goddess of bumper crops and prosperous business. Therefore, foxes’ favourite food, deep-fried tofu, are offered to the shrine. Thousands of red toriis make an archway to the Shrine.
409 Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi-Gun
12 minutes walk from JR Tsuwano station will take you to the entrance of torii tunnel which consists from 263 stone steps. Wheelchair users and cars have access from diverted route.
Said first built in 1420. Present inner temple was rebuilt 1779. Within the premises lies graves of feudal lords, his families and major ministers. A garden with waterfall in inner quarter. Open 9am-4pm.
Ro107 Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi-Gun, Shimane
8 minutes walk from JR Tsuwano station
Tourism Association of Tsuwano
|Address||I 71-2 Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi-Gun [MAP]|
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