The Seii Taishogun (征夷大将軍 - a military commander), Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, of the early Heian Period prayed for victory in battle before the gods, gobunrei (御分霊 - guarding deities) in various places that are still worshipped today at the 44 shrines of Kinomiyajinja. The large camphor tree, designated as a national natural treasure, has a circumference of about 24 meters, has a sidewalk around the trunk and walking 1 revolution is said to extend the walker's life by 1 year. The powerful presence overwhelms those who look upon it, but it also bestows upon them a sense of security. There are many visitors who wish to stop drinking and smoking. They also sell cute charms for luck in marriage. You can enjoy kogashi manju (こがしまんじゅう - Sweet red bean wrapped in a bun) (1 piece is ¥100) in the resting area on the grounds.

Address 43-1 Nishiyama-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka 413-0034

〒413-0034 静岡県熱海市西山町43−1
Directions

JR
Take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Nagoya to Atami (2h).

Walk for 19 minutes.

Business hours

9:00am–5:00pm

Holidays

Open year-round

Contact

Tel: 0557-82-2241

Wi-Fi

No Wi-Fi available

Supported languages

Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean pamphlets available

Average visit length

1–2 hours

Websites Official Site (JPN)http://kinomiya.or.jp/top/top.html

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