Kamiiso-no-Torii Gate, Oarai Isosaki Shrine

Sightseeing information about Kamiiso-no-Torii Gate, Oarai Isosaki Shrine in Japan.

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Oarai Isosaki Shrine in Oarai-cho, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture, is a historic shrine that sits on a hill facing the Pacific Ocean. This shrine has a total of three torii gates situated in different locations, but the most famous one by far is called Kamiiso-no-Torii Gate, meaning Gate of the Seashore God. This spectacular structure faces the Pacific Ocean on a single rock as strong waves repeatedly splash against the stone from dawn to dusk.The moment when the rough waves hit the reef and break into white, the torii gate, the sea and the morning sun come together is truly a divine sight.

On New Year's Day every year, the priests of Oarai Isosaki Shrine hold the ritual to worship the first day of the New Year at Kamiiso-no-Torii gate.

Address: Isohama-cho, Oarai-cho, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki
Access:2.5 km or 40 minutes on foot from Oarai Station on the Kashima Rinkai Railway Oarai-Kashima Line
By Car: About 5.5 km from the Mito Oarai Interchange on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.

Purposeinstagrammable,thrilling,spiritual places,beach,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Oarai Sta. (about 2.4km) Google Transit


4.0a year ago

The Torii is build in a gd place,It’s make the whole picture beautiful.

5.0a year ago

Absolutely stunning. Worth getting up for sunrise!

4.0a year ago

Very good sunrise views if weather is good unless u are very unlucky like me(both morning days cloudy weather) stil nice. Stay nearby

4.0a year ago

Unlike most Toriis that's made out of wood, this is made out of concrete it seems. I wouldn't say this is a must-visit location but it is definitely worthwhile to drive by and have a look if you're doing a road trip in the area. Parking is free at the shrine. I was there during midday, but it seems that it will be much nicer to go during sunrise or sunset for amazing views. There's also an anime that's based on this location called the "Girls und Panzer". So meanwhile you're spending time in this area, you can also check out the nearby locations that have been featured in the anime. Also, this is a good place to spend time on the beach if the weather is good. So, might be a good idea to bring along a picnic mat!

5.010 months ago

Good enough for photo spot

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