- Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine
- Cherry tree of Tamatsushima-jinja Shrine
- This stone is inscribed with a tanka poem of Akahito Yamabeno
- This stone is inscribed with a tanka poem of Akahito Yamabeno +1
3-4-26 Wakaura naka, Wakayama City
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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.
Travel Blogger's Review
- Emily Luxton
- She is a travel blogger and freelance writer.
In the beginning of December,2016,she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is “Emily Luxton Travels”. http://emilyluxton.co.uk/
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.
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