Ancient shrine overlooking the vast ocean, established in the Heian period

Ancient shrine built in the Heian period overlooking the vast ocean. The Worship Hall and thatched main shrine, surrounded by Shrine Groves, were rebuilt by Tokugawa Mitsukuni in the Edo period, and reflect the style of the Mito domain.

Oarai Isosaki Shrine is an old, venerable shrine built in the Heian period that has an air of mystery that embraces visitors. The two deities Onamuchi no Mikoto and Sukunahikona no Mikoto, joined forces to create the foundation of the nation of Japan and are believed to be the gods of medicine. The shrine was once destroyed by fire in a war during the Warring States period. The vividly carved Worship Hall and simple thatched main shrine that stand there today were Edo period structures completed in 1730 by Tokugawa Mitsukuni, the second lord of the Mito domain.
Inside the shrine groves, where time seems to stop, visitors can enjoy a peaceful moment while contemplating the historical transition of this ancient shrine, which preserves the style of the Mito Domain and is revered for its miraculous powers.

[Opening hours] April to August: 5:30 - 18:00, September to March: 6:00 - 17:00
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