We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kibitsuhiko Shrine

153 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.

Kibitsuhiko Shrine

153 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Recommended experiences in and around Okayama
from US$83.70
More Info
Full view
Location
Contact
1043 Ichinomiya, Okayama 701-1211 Okayama Prefecture
Get to know the area
JR West Japan Car Rental Safety Pack Shin-yamaguchi/Okayama/Fukuyama/Hiroshima
Self-guided Tours & Rentals

JR West Japan Car Rental Safety Pack Shin-yamaguchi/Okayama/Fukuyama/Hiroshima

●Close to JR station, easily access to car rental office.<br>●The latest navigational system in multilingual version.<br>●All cars are equipped with ETC in-vehicle device(for free).<br>●Popular vehicles such as TOYOTA、NISSAN.<br>●Daily charge &amp; safety pack in discounted price.<br>●Free to provide child safety seats.(require reservation)
US$64.53 per adult
153Reviews0Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 48
  • 72
  • 30
  • 3
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Aung YeMun wrote a review Aug 2020
Okayama, Japan60 contributions22 helpful votes
When I went there in the morning, the weather is cold. It has nice scene to capture photos. We can also check small pond in front of this temple. If you are interested, you can insert 100 coin at the wooden box area to get a fortune wooden stick. Its in english translation paper.
Read more
Date of experience: May 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
gseric wrote a review Dec 2019
Hong Kong, China772 contributions60 helpful votes
+1
It was pretty quiet when I went. About 15 minutes on the local train from Okayama. Will only need at more an hour there. Just because of the tranquility, and the scenic mountains around it, well worth the effort I think. Trains on weekday afternoons are only one an hour though. But I discovered a really nice home style cafe by the station, and had a nice lunch there.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Helpful
Share
Nerijus A wrote a review Dec 2019
Linköping, Sweden2 contributions
Very peaceful place. You can have a relaxing hike in surrounding area and hill. Only few people if visiting on December as we did.
Read more
Date of experience: December 2019
Helpful
Share
tomizuta1953 wrote a review Jun 2019
Funabashi, Japan1,096 contributions136 helpful votes
+1
The present Okayama Prefecture together with the eastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture was a land known as Kibi until it was split into three administrative districts by the Yamato Imperial Court in around the 7th century. The closest district to Nara and Kyoto was Bizen, “zen” meaning “front”, which covered the cities of present day Okayama, Setouchi and Bizen. The second closest was Bicchuu, “chuu” meaning “middle” covering present day Takahashi and Kurashiki, and the farthest Bingo, “go” meaning “behind”, covering the Fukuyama and Onomichi area. We had planned to visit Kibitsu-jinja Shinto shrine in Okayama City between Okayama Airport and Central Okayama, where Nakayama, a mountain 175 meters high is worshipped, but we learned on this occasion that actually there is another Shinto shrine worshipping Nakayama, Kibitsuhiko-jinja.Kibitsu-jinja protects the north western side and Kibitsuhiko-jinja the north eastern side. We first visited Kibitsuhiko-jinja. The deity worshipped is Ookibitsuhikonomikoto, a mythical character that conquered the land of Kibi by order of the Imperial Court. It is unknown from when this shrine has existed but as the sun at summer equinox rises from the middle of the front torii gate and moves to the main shrine building the origin may have been some kind of sun worship as the shrine website tells us. The border of Bizen and Bicchuu is in the middle of Kibitsuhiko-jinja and Kibitsu-jinja, so some assume Kibitsuhiko-jinja was at some stage split from Kibitsu-jinja which as a Shinto shrine is older. We viewed the main shrine (honden) from ouside. The honden built in 1697 survived the fire of 1930 but most of the shrine buildings were rebuilt in 1936. There was a beautiful water garden in front of the shrine. We also viewed the grand Zuishin-mon gate built in 1697, where two deities protect the shrine from invaders.
Read more
Date of experience: May 2019
Helpful
Share
Jack886 wrote a review Jan 2019
Taipei, Taiwan57 contributions16 helpful votes
This very old shrine also know as Mototaro Shrine, a very famous shrine at old Kibi District. The shrine is just located not far from JR Bizen-Ichinomiya Station. You can also rent a bicycle here for easy and comfortable sightseeing
Read more
Date of experience: November 2018
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous
12
Frequently Asked Questions about Kibitsuhiko Shrine