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.
||409 Ushiroda, Tsuwano-cho, Kanoashi-gun, Shimane
||Open every day of the year
||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