Motoise Konojinja Shrine
Motoise Konojinja Shrine
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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roler
Olympia, WA61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
My favorite thing about this place was the umbrella omikuji (fortunes), which had different weather along with the usual luck levels, ranging from sunny and clear to pouring rain.
Written 9 July 2019
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Devendra M
New Delhi, India315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
Very peaceful.
No jostle of tourists.
Quite a few local performing their daily worship/religious activities.
Photography prohibited.
Tip:1. On the left side just prior to the exit gate at the back, there is a musical hole with (apparently) water producing musical sounds.
2. Just outside the exit gate is a tortoise idol, along with a few live tortoise in a pond.
Written 8 July 2016
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Brandytessleo
Greater Sydney, Australia61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The Motoise Konojinaj Shrine is at the foot of the mountain that the chairlift ascends and is only steps away. It was a delightful surprise for us to come across and we wished we had known more about it. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 1 June 2016
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unescotravelbug
Wooster, OH4,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
Motoise Kono Shrine is on the northern end of the Amanohashidate Sandbar. It is considered the most important shrine in Tango Region. According to the historical documents it once enshrined Shinto's most venerated deity-the Sun Goddess Amaterasu; and Toyoukehime, a local deity of clothing, food and housing. Both deities were later enshrined in Ise Grand Shrines as the main deities. So as its named implied, the Konojinya Shrine is referred as the Motoise, the original Ise Shrine. I had visited Ise's Grand Shrine during my trip to Kyoto in October. In comparison, this original Ise shrine seems to me is rather small, simple and humble looking. There are two big stone creatures Komainu (狛犬), also called lion-dogs; lion liked creature, guarding the Konojinya Shrine entrance. To get to the Kasamatsu Park cable car and lifts entrance you must go through the left side of the Kono shrine. Photos are not permitted inside of the shrine grounds and entrance fee is required. It takes about 10 min. walk from the bay area where you arrive by bike or boat. Local and regional buses make stops in front of the Shrine.
Written 1 December 2015
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Vanessa Y
Tokyo, Japan810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
If you have been to the most sacred Shinto Shrine, the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture, you will probably appreciate the significance of this shrine a lot more. It is said to have once enshrined "Amaterasu" (the Sun Goddess) and a local deity, "Toyokehime", before moving to Ise.
We came by car, and to park for the first 30 mins (or was it 60 mins???) is free, however we decided to park our car here for the day, so the carpark cost 500 yen - the same as most places in the area. It's an easy walk down to the ferry or to the bottom of Kasamatsu Park, as well.
One of their unique lucky charms is in the shape of a horse ... the catch phrase was "umaku-iku" which is a play on words, "uma" means a 'horse' ... "umaku-iku" basically means, 'everything will go well' ...
We paid our respects here and then went across Amanohashidate sandbar ...
Written 17 September 2015
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Chuzaa
Vancouver, Canada3,485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Just after arriving in the Fuchu pier by boat, or after walking along Amanohashidate all the way to the end from the Monju area, you will spot a grand-looking shrine in front of you. It’s the Moto Ise Kono Jinja Shrine (or the original Ise Shrine, Kono Jinja Shrine).

As the name implies, it claims to be one of the shrines where the deity of the Ise Grand Shrine of Mie Prefecture resided many centuries ago. Its history is certainly very long and the shrine has a written proof with it in the form of a genealogical record of the main priest’s family (the Amabe Family). This record is the second oldest genealogical record found in Japan and is a national treasure (a 1976 designation). According to this ancient record, the priest who created it in mid 9th century was already the 33rd of the Amabe family and the current head priest is their 82nd!

You walk through the shrine complex and go further to the left and you will find a route to the lower station of the cable car and the open chair lift up to Kasamatsu Park on the slope of Mount Nariai.
Written 7 August 2015
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Bob S
Hervey Bay, Australia516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
Not a lot to say about this shrine other that it was very interesting when all was explained by our guide. Again you need to have it explained to appreciate and understand it.
Written 13 October 2014
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan5,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
天橋立の観光船の発着場である一の宮桟橋から徒歩で2分程度のところにある神社です。現在、伊勢神宮外宮に祀られている『豊受大神』が、元はこの神社に祀られていることもあり、『元伊勢』とも称されていますが、神社そのものは小ぢんまりとしており、境内を周遊するだけであれば1時間も要さないくらいです。天橋立の南端に位置する智恩寺の方が、天橋立駅から徒歩で数分でアクセス出来るからか、智恩寺の方が参拝客が多く、そのためこの神社は、初詣や祭事でもない限り、休日でも参拝客はまばらです。傘松公園へ行くためのケーブルカーがこの神社のすぐ西側にありますが、ケーブルカーの利用者でもこの神社を訪れる人はそう多くありません。
神門内に、苔むした石が配置された小規模な日本庭園がありますが、神門内は写真等の撮影禁止場所に指定されていますので注意が必要です。

The shrine is located about a two-minute walk from Ichinomiya Pier, the departure and arrival point for sightseeing boats at Amanohashidate. The shrine itself is small, and it takes less than an hour just to walk around the shrine precincts. The shrine itself is small, and it does not take more than an hour to walk around the shrine grounds. Chion-ji Temple, located at the southern end of Amanohashidate, is more visited by visitors, probably because it is only a few minutes' walk from Amanohashidate Station. By comparison, therefore, this shrine is sparsely visited even on holidays, unless it is Hatsumode or a festival. The cable car to Kusamatsu Park is located just west of the shrine, but not many people visit this shrine, even those who use the cable car.
There is a small Japanese garden with moss-covered stones inside the shrine gate. Please note that the inside of the shrine gate is designated as a no-photography area.
Written 19 March 2023
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DavidG897
London, UK2,936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
As the long National holiday was drawing to a close there were probably many fewer visitors than in the earlier part of the break.

This shrine is easy to visit as one strolls around the town and it was quite interesting
Written 6 May 2019
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