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[Takeshima Island (Yaotomi Shrine)]

The island itself is a symbol of Gamagori and is designated as a natural monument

Takeshima is a small island with a perimeter of about 680 m, floating in the Mikawa Bay. You can walk across the Takeshima Bridge from the land on the other side. The whole island is designated as a natural monument, which is rare for an island, and it is home to five shrines. Among the five shrines, Yaotomi Shrine, dedicated to Ichikishimahimenomikoto, has been known by the name Takeshima Benten since ancient times and has been worshiped as a god for safe childbirth, matchmaking, and business prosperity. If you apply for a volunteer guide (a fee must be paid only when you make a reservation in advance), they will show you around Takeshima Island.
Posted photos Main Takeshima Island within walking distance of Gamagori Onsen
Three photos Upper left A healing spot where you can meet the seagulls in winter, upper right At night, the illuminations of Takeshima Bridge produce a mysterious atmosphere, lower The whole Takeshima Island forms the precincts of Yaotomi Shrine
 
Address 3-15 Takeshima-cho, Gamagori-shi, Aichi
Phone Gamagori Tourism Association
+81-533-68-2526 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) (English and Chinese available)
Guide fee Free
* The round-trip transportation fee of 1,000 yen for the guide must be paid only when you make a reservation in advance.
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 12 minutes, alight at "Gamagori Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.
URL Gamagori Tourism Association
http://www.gamagori.jp/menu/volunteer/
Yaotomi Shrine
http://www.yaotomi.net/
* Tours by volunteer guides will take about 60 minutes (from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). In principle, you should make a reservation a week beforehand. Please check the website for details.
* Admission is free to the grounds of Yaotomi Shrine (+81-533-68-3700).

updated on Mar 28, 2017

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