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Shiogama Shrine

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Address: 1-1 Ichimoriyama, Shiogama 985-8510, Miyagi Prefecture
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+81 22-367-1611

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A gorgeous spiritual place

We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a parallel universe accessible by a very long stairway, but worth the effort. I'll... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a parallel universe accessible by a very long stairway, but worth the effort. I'll come again...

Thank Yumyum108
Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited the jinja in early October. Though I didn't see maple leaves turning read, the surroundings and the buildings blend into each other well. Picturesque views are everywhere. A quiet place, great for take a walk there and get a glimpse of the bird view of the Shiogama city. For those who dare to challenge the 100+ staircase, it... More 

Thank Claireliu88
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We scheduled our day trip to Shiogama on 4/16 Saturday as there're cherry blossom festival at Shiohama shrine and a sake distillery tasting during 4/15-4/16. From the station to the shrine, you can see several signs in Japanese about how high Tsunami reached. Surprisingly the water reached very near Shiogama shrine which is very far from the shore. Shiogama shrine... More 

1 Thank Seven W
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We visited durng cherry blossom season and were awed! Absolutely beautiful, serene shrine and temple in a gorgeous landscape. We made a day trip on the shinkansen from Tokyo and highly recommend others do too!

Thank Nellie L
Turner Valley, Canada
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

A big flight of steps, starting from the main street leads you the this oasis of peace. One can visit the Shinto shrine, do the ritual washing, followed by the proper protocol of ringing one of the bells. Plenty of room and with lot's of paths to make a nice peaceful walk. When in Shiogama or the area: go for... More 

Thank HermanVK
Sendai, Japan
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89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

It will reach the shrine by climbing a hill. From the shrine overlooking the Matsushima Bay. Red building in the fall of the sky was very Japanese-style landscape.

Thank Manc480
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Uragasumi and Shiogama Shrine should be a set menu in visiting Shiogama, because Uragasumi used (and I believe they still do) brew sake to be dedicated to gods of Shiogama Shrine. We called earlier to make an appointment for a visit. A lady showed us around in the brewery, let us sample some sake (costs 300 yen, and you get... More 

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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Shiogama shrine and its Japanese garden are very well arranged and decorated, beautiful place to visit it at the same day with Matsushima since it is very close to It.

1 Thank Bahlul
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70 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Shiogama Jinja is about 20 min walk from JR Honshiogama Station. You can access the temple either by climbing up the steep flight of steps. Or take a easy short cut via the shrine before Shiogama Jinja. During April, on the 4th Sunday, a spring matsuri is held. Food stalls are set up infront of the station. This year, it... More 

Thank bakatori

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