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The Pacific Ocean at Oarai Isosaki Jinja

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on April 7, 2015

More photos of the coast and ocean at Oarai Isosaki Jinja in Ibaraki Prefecture to the north east of Tokyo. The torii, the shrine gate, located on top of a rock in the ocean is especially photo worthy, and very popular with photographers from all over Japan. The waterfront is reached by just walking straight down from the main shrine building, passing the huge torii just before the stairs, crossing the road and then following a small path down to the water in between two buildings. If you are ever in the neighborhood I recommend it!

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  1. jantaiwan said, on April 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Man I love Japan.

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  2. Markus @ POINT BLANK said, on April 8, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Intensive series. Great, I like that!

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  3. mammymokpo said, on April 12, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Do you know the reason for the shrine gate to be located in such a spot? Is there some kind of history related to it?

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    • tokyobling said, on May 19, 2015 at 2:39 am

      In Japanese mythology Gods often came from the sea, and the sea is holy in itself, and the connection between the sea and the shrine is very strong in the case of this place, so it is natural to get the torii as close as possible to the ocean I think.

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