Motonosumi Shrine’s tunnels are comprised of hundreds of vividly scarlet tori-i gates. Oceanic blues, forest green, recommended to visit there during warm sunny day to enjoy the view.
123 Tori-I gates
From 1987, Shrine started installing Tori-I gate, now its counts 123.
The view from northwestern most point of Japan main land capturing 123 Tori-i gates and beautiful ocean, greens, and shrine moves your heart.
Motonosumi Shrine has their offertory box on the last Tori-I gate which settles 6m high from the ground. It is believed that if you can throw coin into the offertory-box, any your dreams come true.
In the back of shrine, there is a statue of foxed enshrined.
In 1955, local fisherman Okamoto was sleeping in the night. By his pillow, white fox was standing and said, Appreciate that you could have fish so long, enshrine me this place. Then, he believes that its message from the god and its his mission. From then, white fox was turned to Ukanomitama and enshrined this shrine.
Types of fortune
Prosperity of business, large catch for fishing, good relationship, child treasure, being perfectly happy and prosperous, traffic safety, academic achievement…
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Vermilion and emerald green create awesome view.
In 2015, CNN TV website featured Motonosumi Shrine is awarded for 31 most beautiful View of Japan.
You can take a great picture all year around, however, Summer time is the best season for visiting!!
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Address：〒759-4712 498 Yuytsuou, Nagato, Yamaguchi
・20min drive JR Sanin Main Line「Nagato Furuichi Station」
Parking：46 car spaces in total
※Near by the scenic point for Wave Splash from place of Dragon King
Time open for public：Sunrise to Sunset, no entry allowed for night.