With an overlooking view of the Pacific Ocean, this shrine is definitely a must-see as it is now considered the most important shrine in the city of Oarai.
It was established in 856 and was destroyed during the wars of 1558 to 1570. It was rebuilt by a samurai hero, Mito Komon in 1690.
The shrine is designated as a cultural property by the Ibaraki Prefecture.
The shrine has 3 different torii gates located in a separate location. The first one is the Kamiiso-no-torii located in the Oarai coast that stands on an island rock The second one is the Ichi-no-torii that marks as the entrance to the grounds of the shrine. Lastly, the Ni-no-torii. Aside from the attractions, this shrine is also one of the best spots in Japan to see the sun rise.
Take a train from the Kashima Line and get off at Oarai Station. From there, ride the bus that runs to the Oarai Isosaki-jinja Shrine bus stop.
The shrine is open for the visitors from 6:00 to 17:00. No admission fee. Parking lot is also available for free.
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