Sakatsura Isosaki Shrine
Sakatsura Isosaki Shrine, established in 856, is known for bringing fortune in recovery from illness, health, and longevity. Also, many lottery winners have visited the shrine, making it equally famous in recent years for increasing wealth. Oarai Isosaki Shrine, located in the neighboring town of Oarai and famous for its torii gate on the coastal rocks, is its sister shrine. Oarai Isosaki Shrine is dedicated to Okuninushi, the deity who created the nation of Japan. On the other hand, Sakatsura Isosaki Shrine is dedicated to a deity named Sukunabikona, who is said to have collaborated with Okuninushi.
The shrine's charms lie in its beautiful, dense thicket of Japanese bay trees that are over 300 years old and camellias growing on both sides of the shrine road. This tree tunnel, a designated natural monument of Ibaraki Prefecture, ia a phoogeic spot, feeling like a space luring you into a magic world. There is a torii gate beside the shrine road where you can view the sea. Here in June you can also enjoy the hydrangeas.
- Ibaraki, Hitachinaka, Isozakicho 4607-2
- Public Transportation: 10 minutes on foot from Isozaki Station
Car: 10 minutes from the Hitachinaka IC via the Kita-Kanto Expressway
10 minutes from the Hitachi Seaside Park IC via the Hitachinaka Toll Road
- Business Hours
- Conferment Counter Hours: 8:00 - 16:00
Praying Hours: 9:00 - 15:00
Closed: Open year-round
- Standard-sized cars: 120
Large buses: 15
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