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Oarai Isosaki Jinja – Ibaraki Prefecture

Posted in Places by tokyobling on March 30, 2015

Located on the top of a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the city of Oarai lies the Oarai Isosaki Shrine. Founded in 856 A.D., it was destroyed during the wars of 1558-1570, but rebuilt since then and is now the most important shrine in the area. Being so close to the ocean means that is associated with sea faring and ships, and there is also a ship museum on the shrine grounds. However, when I visited a few weeks ago the shrine was undergoing major renovations so I could not see half of it. More photos to come though!

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