Samukawa-jinja, in Samukawa-machi, Kanagawa Prefecture, has a long history dating back to the 8th century. The shrine has spacious grounds, and has been worshipped at by many people for centuries as one of the leading shrines in the province of Sagami (present-day Kanagawa Prefecture). Enshrined here are the prince and princess Samukawa-hiko-no-Mikoto and Samukawa-hime-no-Mikoto. The shrine once came under the powerful protection of the shogunate established in Kamakura-shi in the 13th century, and of the shogunate established in Edo (present-day Tokyo) in the 17th century. Even today, it bustles with visitors offering up prayers for protection from misfortune.
Address: 3916 Miyayama, Samukawa-machi, Koza-gun, Kanagawa
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
[Walk]JR Miyayama Station/On foot/5 min.