Try your luck with sticks and have your fortune read at Mishima Taisha, the grandest Shinto temple in Izu, famous for its cherry blossoms. A flowering explosion of 200 cherry trees of 15 varieties makes the shrine a popular spot in the blooming season. Many people get married here, admiring a 1,200-year-old sweet olive tree, a symbol of longevity. A small museum in the shrine displays national treasures, such as a decorated lacquer wooden box, a 14th-century sword, and a heart sutra dating back to 1203. The shrine also has a small deer park and a pond with large carp, and sits 10 minutes walk from Mishima railway station. Plan your Mishima Taisha visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mishima using our Mishima holiday planning website.
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This shrine is large and beautiful! The grounds have their festival food stalls placed near the entrance gate by the traffic lights. Walk in further for the large ponds with the miniature version of..... more »
The site of the Mishima Taisha Shrine is rather compact and cleaned well. Two deities, Ooyama-tsumino-mikoto and Tsumiha-yaekotoshironushino-kami are enshrined in the main building, and they are... more »
This is a large, well-cared for, beautiful area. It has a main colorfully decorated shrine, as well as many beautiful smaller shrines. If you wander around a bit, you can find, under the many large trees, handsome stonework, ponds, and even a large herd of deer.
Super place to know about culture and heritage of Japan. Worth visiting. Beautiful during spring season
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