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Kashima Jingu

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ancient shrine dominated by majestic cedar trees

The shrine is considered as one of the three most important shrines in the Kanto area and is said... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Munich, Germany
A small paradise

We went to this small town to watch a football match and as we lost, this is the only good memory I... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Beijing, China
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

The shrine is considered as one of the three most important shrines in the Kanto area and is said to have been founded in the 6th century B.C.in the era of the legendary emperor Jimmu. The forest is dominated by giant sugi (cedars). I was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We went to this small town to watch a football match and as we lost, this is the only good memory I am taking away from Kashima, well apart from great helpful and kind hotel managers at supper hotel Kashima. Its a small temple and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

quiet place and solemn for those seeking.No entrance fee unlike those temples in Kyoto. you can enjoy strolling, jogging, feeding the antlers or simply just be in touch with nature.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank peny700
Reviewed 11 September 2017

真っ直ぐに伸びる奥参道が最大の魅力の神社と言えます。明治神宮の参道と同じような印象を受けますが、参拝客が少ないことや鬱蒼とした森の緑は遥かに濃く感じ、不気味さと神秘性を兼ねた雰囲気を味わうことができます。境内は無料で利用できるため、森の空気を深呼吸しながら静かに散策するには丁度いいスポットかもしれません(宝物館は300円の入場料がかかります)。 境内の建築物は、見た目だけでは、いわゆる典型的な神社建築で、特筆すべき様式や彫刻といったものはありません。奇を衒うことなく古来からの神社の格式を変わらず伝えていることに感銘を受けました。そのため、より深く神社の歴史を知るために、ガイドと一緒に散策することをお勧めします。 I think that the greatest appealing spot of this shrine is a straight approaching way. The approaching way looks like it of Meiji Jingu Shrine, actually walking, you'll have a completely different impression. Not to mention that there are few worshipers, you'll feel...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This shrine is no.1 shrine for Hitachi (Chinese character for it is different from Manufacturer Hitachi)Country(now Ibaragi Prefecture). In the 11th or 12th century, Nomination of Number 1 shrine for each country started.This shrine is very spacious and have mnay things to see i.e. 1)Deer...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It's the second time I go there and it's like a magic spot in the middle of the town, you can see birds, deer, big trees and beautiful temples.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went to the New Year's visit to a Shinto shrine. It was very busy, but we could have a lot of fun. We prayed and bought a lucky charm for health. We found deer. They are in the fence. You can buy the bait...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

there are many shinto jinja or shrines in Japan but not many shinto jingu 神宮. Meiji Jingu in Tokyo or Kajima Jingu in nearby Chiba. The shinto priest really could not explain the difference other than that few used the term 神宮. The park is...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

. . . especially enhanced by the company -- my companions in an aikido workshop which was being blessed by the priest. A wonderful way to spend a morning.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Nina R
Reviewed 24 February 2013

On my last day in Japan, at Narita, normally I either visit Narita temple or do last minute shopping at Aeon. Not this time, not this trip. This time I am going out. I took a train bound for Kashimajingu. Kashimajingu is easier to access...More

Date of experience: February 2013
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