Kanhasshu Sochingo Izusan-Jinja Shrine | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Atami Station 

[Kanhasshu Sochingo Izusan-Jinja Shrine]

Famous for its matchmaking god

At this shrine, from which Izu gets its name, Yoritomo Minamoto, who was defeated in the Heiji rebellion (1159-1160), prayed for the revival of the Minamoto clan. The shrine bestows great luck and personal connections to people who believe in it. It is where Yoritomo Minamoto and Masako Hojo, whose relationship was not permitted by the Hojo clan at the time, nurtured their love. From that time onwards, it has been known as a matchmaking shrine. Within the grounds remains the "Sitting Stone", where Yoritomo Minamoto and Masako Hojo sat and professed their love for each other. Ieyasu Tokugawa made a pilgrimage to the shrine in secret, and during the Edo period, it was granted a large amount of land by the shogun.
Posted photos Main Shrine building
Side Upper left: Raiden-Sha Shrine, Upper right: Adachi Gongen-Sha Shrine, Bottom: Sitting Stone
 
Address Izusan Uenochi 708-1, Atami City, Shizuoka
Phone +81-557-80-3164 (Japanese only)
Hours The shrine can be visited at any time.
Holidays Open every day
Fee The shrine grounds are free to enter.
Access Take the Izu Tokai Bus bound for Izusan-Jinja Shrine from "Atami Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes, and alight at "Izu-san Jinjya-mae".
URL http://izusanjinjya.jp/
 
Photo Credit Izusan-Jinja Shrine

updated on Mar 25, 2019

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