Kasama Inari-jinja Shrine
Enshrined at Kasama Inari-jinja is the deity Ukanomitama-no-Kami. This deity considered the god of the harvest and is also worshipped as the god who makes industry flourish, the god of good fortune, the god of good luck, and the god who prevents the outbreak of fire.There are tens of thousands of shrines in Japan which include "Inari" as part of their name. Kasama Inari-jinja is one of the largest. It is believed that the shrine was built around the middle of the 7th century. During the 17th and 18th centuries, it received the strong support of the lords of the Kasama domain, who ruled this region. The present sanctuary was rebuilt around the middle of the 19th century. On the walls are beautiful sculptures of dragons, peonies and lions.
Address: 1 Kasama, Kasama-shi, Ibaraki
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
[Bus]JR Kasama Stn./Bus/10-min. ride/Kasama-Inari-jinja Stop/2-min. walk