Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine

玉津島神社

Information

Address
3-4-26 Wakaura naka, Wakayama City
〒641-0025 和歌山県和歌山市和歌浦中3-4-26
Phone Number
+81-73-444-0472

This shrine has three main enshrined deities-Wakahirume-no-mikoto, Jingu-kogo, and Soto-orihime. Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine is also well known for it’s focus of worship on one of the three Waka Poetry gods, Tamatsushima-myojin. The Shrine has appeared in many poems of an antient anthology. Included among those poets is Yamabe no Akahito, popular in the 700s. Let your mind slip into the antient times through Akahito’s eyes. Don’s miss the beaultiful view from Tengu-yama and Kagami-yama, both accessible from Tamatsushima-jinja’s grounds.

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Another ancient temple, Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine in Wakanoura has been popular with Japanese poets for centuries and appears in many works. Don’t miss the climb to the top of Mt. Kagamiyama behind the shrine – it only takes a couple of minutes and there are some great views from the top.

”MY SECRET WAKAYAMA CITY GUIDE – JAPAN OFF THE BEATEN PATH”

Entrance to the Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine

 

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