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The oldest shrine in Oki with the giant cedar aged 2000 yrs

This shrine is the oldest shrines in Oki island, and it built in 1793. There was the giant cedar... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
mat_mak
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Impressive Tree

The Tamawakasu shrine we eventually located in Saigo Port. We found the big and heavily-supported... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
swordfish24
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brisbane, australia
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30 May 2017
“Centuries old tree grows as it wishes in the middle of the Shrine”
27 Sep 2016
“The oldest shrine in Oki with the giant cedar aged 2000 yrs”
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701 Shimonishi, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun 685-0017, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

One of the most beautiful and quiet shrine on the islands of Oki. Despite being next to a road, the atmosphere there is traditional and peaceful. An interesting detail is that the visitor can see the structure behind the main shrine, which is quite rare...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This shrine is the oldest shrines in Oki island, and it built in 1793. There was the giant cedar which aged over 2000 years inside the shrine grounds. The prayers building had thick and large straw decoration. Behind the prayers building, there was the main...More

Thank mat_mak
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Tamawakasu shrine we eventually located in Saigo Port. We found the big and heavily-supported old sugi tree at the front of the shrine and it had undergone some recent damage from some falling limbs. The workmen were operating on it and we hoped they...More

Thank swordfish24
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Although Oki has its own unique styles, the shrine itself was forgetable among the many I've been to throughout Japan. However, the giant cedar, like the others on the island, was a really exciting sight. I heard that there's a legend about a monstrous snake...More

Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 26 January 2013

If you like shrines, then visit this one! It is the main shrine of all the 100 plus shrines in Oki. You will not be disappointed! Take photos of the giant Japanese cedar tree too.

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