What to See & Do


Taikodani Inari Shrine

One of Japan's Five Major Inari Shrines with 1,000 Beautiful Vermillion-painted Torii

This is considered one of the five major Inari Shrines in Japan. This uses a character in its Japanese name to express wish fulfilment. In addition to wish fulfilment, this is a place of faith as a god for business prosperity and better luck/protection from evil. In particular, hundreds of thousands of worshippers descend upon this shrine for hatsumode (first shrine visit of the New Year) during New Year’s. The approach road to this shrine is spectacular because it is lined with 1,000 vermillion-painted torii (shrine archways) just like a tunnel. If you look down from the slightly elevated grounds, you will see the townscape of Tsuwano extending out like a miniature garden. You can buy fried tofu and candles to make an offering when you make your wish here.

Basic Information
Address 409 Ushiroda, Tsuwano-cho, Kanoashi-gun, Shimane
Telephone Number 0856-72-0219
Website http://taikodani.jp/
Closed Days Open every day of the year
Directions Approx. 30 minutes on foot and approx. 5 minutes by taxi from Tsuwano Station on the JR Yamaguchi line
Approx. 60 minutes by car from Muikaichi IC on the Chugoku Expressway