6 unique Torii gates in interesting places

6 unique Torii gates in interesting places
What? There's a Torii gate there...
Torii gates can be found while walking through a town.
This time, I gathered information on 6 Torii gates that caught my attention.
They are all photogenic spots, so please do consider travelling to these places.

1. A Torii gate on the uninhabited island of Hayama | Nashima

 名島
Nashima is an uninhabited island that floats on the Morito Beach in Kanagawa. It is a strange sight to see the Torii gate, lighthouse, and Mt. Fuji lined up. This Torii gate that belongs to the Morito Shrine was built about 840 years ago by Minamoto no Yoritomo. The lighthouse next to it is Hayama Lighthouse, also known as the Yujiro Lighthouse. It was built in commemoration of a famous actor named Yujiro Ishihara for the third anniversary of his death. How about taking a photo of this strange sight?

Address: Horiuchi, Hayama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa
Access: From JR Zushi Station / Keikyu Shin Zushi Station, take the bus for Hayama, and get off at "Morito Shrine Entrance". From July to August, the ferryboat operates. During other times, you can rental a canoe, kayak, or a rowing boat to get there. The canoe and kayak rental is popular among enthusiasts.

2. A Torii gate inside a cave | Amanoyasugawara Gyobogaiwa

 天安河原 仰慕窟
This is a strange sight of a Torii gate inside a cave. Legend has it that this is the place where 8 million gods gathered when the sun goddess Amaterasu hid inside a rock cave in Japanese mythology.
 天安河原 仰慕窟
It is said that your dreams will come true if you make a wish while piling up rocks, so there are numerous rocks piled up. What would you wish for?

Address: Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki
Access: From Kumamoto Station or Kumamoto Airport, ride the Express bus "Takachiho-go", and then go 15 minutes by bus from the "Takachiho Bus Center" to the Amanoiwato Shrine. It takes about 10 minutes by foot from there.

3. A bridge that goes through a Torii gate | Yamatomi Shrine

 八百富神社
There is a bridge inside the Torii gate.
The Yamatomi Shrine is located in the center of Takeshima Island. This Torii gate is in such a strange place. Built in 1181, this shrine is known to be the god of good fortune, good relationships, and safe delivery.

Address: Takeshima Bridge, Takeshima Island, Gamagori-shi, Aichi
Access: From JR Nagoya Station, take the train to JR Gamagori Station.Walk 15 minutes to Takeshima Island.
Or, ride the Sunrise bus, get off at "Takeshima Yuen" bus stop, and walk 5 minutes.


Related Articles

See all Latest articles

This month's top destinations

Recommended destinations (Oct. to Nov.)

Introduction of Japan's national parks