Izumo Daijingu Shrine

Sightseeing information about Izumo Daijingu Shrine in Japan.

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Izumo Dai-jingu Shrine(built in 709) is located in Kameoka City of Kyoto, known as a shrine dedicated to the deity of good relationships and marriage. This Shinto shrine boasts many attractions, all situated in its precincts. These include “Meoto Iwa” (the "Married Couple Rock"), around which visitors tie a good-luck charm in the form of a red string, and “Manai-no-Mizu” (water spouting from Mikage-yama Mountain [a mountain worshiped as the sacred dwelling place of the shrine’s deities]), which is believed to have miraculous power. The shrine’s main sanctuary building is designated as a national important cultural property. The yellow and red leaves of the shrine's ginkgo and maple trees on this sacred ground create a brilliant contrast with Mikage-yama Mountain during the fall season.

Address : Izumo, Chitose-cho, Kameoka City
Access : Take the Kameoka City Furusato Bus from Kameoka Station on the JR Sagano Line (about a 15-minute drive), and get off at Izumojinja-mae stop.

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5.02 years ago

Izumo Daijingu : Tamba Izumi Daijingu Shrine is located in the central part of the course of Shichifukujin Meguri Tour in Chitose-cho. The structure of the shrine was originally built in 709. In ancient times the moluntain behind the shrine ( Mt. Mikage ) itself was considered a sacred place, therefore the shrine was established in this place to enshrine its guardian. Despite there are many other shinto shrines nationwide holding a name of Izumo by enshrining a divided tutelary deity of Izumo Taisha ( the main deity held in the head of Izumo ), this Izumo Taisha does not belong to Izumo Taisha of Shimane. The shrine is an individual entity. ( Trans-word+ TGM Kyoto Guide )

5.03 years ago

Simply amazing! A real gem! Super power spot!

5.04 years ago

A Very peaceful place
You can pouring pure water coming from the mountain behind the shrine(after praying )

You must visit IWAKIRA behind main building.you receive and feeling the energy from the IWAKURA.

5.03 years ago


5.0a month ago

I found this shrine while searching for a nearby "spring". I took a tank and ran in a car.
"Tamba Kuniichinomiya Izumo Daijingu"
Goddess "Mihotsuhiko no Mikoto (Mihotsuhiko Mikoto, Mihotsu Hikomei)"
Goddess "Mihotsuhime no Mikoto (Mihotsuhimemei, Mihotsuhimegami)"
It has the form of an old shrine in the form of "Himehiko God".
Speaking of the gods of male and female pairs, the male god "Izanagi Nomikoto (Izanagi no Mikoto)" and the goddess "Izanamino Mikoto (Izanagi no Mikoto)" and the god of Kibitsuhiko Shrine in Okayama "Kibi" There are "Tshikonomikoto (Kibitsuhiko Shrine)" and "Kibitsuhimenomikoto (Kibitsuhiko Shrine)".
In addition, the queens "Himiko" and "Brother King" of "Yamatai Kuni" in "Wei Zhi Yajinden" are in charge, "Himiko" of women is in charge of "ritual", and "Political affairs" and "Military" are in "Brother King". Was responsible for the "sharing system".
It seems that such a thing happened to the "Himehiko God" here.
This system was common until the time of "Emperor Yuryaku (Okimi Wakatakeru)". After that, it seems that the god series took the lead.
In the large "front and rear burial mounds" in the Mozu-Furuichi burial mounds, multiple burials have been found in the burial mounds. There is also a theory that a man who is in charge of "politics" and "military" and a woman who is in charge of "ritual" are buried in the same mound. (One theory is that the "Konda Mitoyama Tomb (Emperor Ojin Mausoleum)" is for men, and the "Oyama Tomb (Emperor Ojin Tomb)", which is close in time, is for women.)
If you look at the name of the god of this shrine. The first "mi" in "Mihotsuhikonomikoto" is a "honorific title" that represents God. It is attached to something associated with "God" or "Emperor".
For example, if the "island" is a prayer to God, it will be called "Mishima", and if the emperor is on board, it will be called "Mifune". I think that "ho" means "paddy" in "ho" or "inaho" in "ear". Both of them mean "paddy". "Tsu" is "tsu", which means "port" or "crossing point (point across the river)".
There is "Hozu-cho" to the south of this "Izumo-Daijingu", there is a small alluvial fan from the northeast, tributaries merge, and the width of the Hozu River is wide. (It's getting shallower.)
This is probably the "Tsu" of the "Hozu River". It means that the god of "Izumo Daijingu" ruled here.
From Hozu-cho, the crossing point, look at the mountain to the right and head northwest. If you go straight along the mountainside, you will pass through the "Sennen Otorii" of "Izumo Daijingu" and you will reach the main shrine as it is. (Old route. Now there is a way to go around the precincts.)
It is probable that this route was the "San-in Expressway", a straight road that runs from the southeast to the northwest of the "Kameoka Basin". The remains of "Tamba Kokubunji" have been found along this route. (The "San-in Expressway" in the "modern period" after the Azuchi-Momoyama period passes through the south side of the Hozu River and is not this route.)
The "Kameoka Basin" is formed by discontinuous "active faults" extending from the southeast to the northwest.
One of the "active faults" runs through the northeastern side of the shrine. It is thought that "Manai no Mizu" springs from this "active fault".
○ I walked around the road to the west torii side where the black main shrine is located. Then, there was a "water tank" on the side of the road. In front of the nearby hut, there was a stone monument to commemorate the completion of pumping. "Manai no Mizu" may be running out. It was pumped up from the well, poured into the aquarium, and sent to the farmland below. (The developers around here dominate water use.)

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