Shirahige Shrine
Shirahige Shrine
Shirahige Shrine Shirahige Shrine

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Its origins date back to the middle of the 16th century, when it was said that a number of local fishermen caught the body of a god in their net, and consecutively started worshipping it. The current shrine was said to have been rebuilt by Yoshiatsu Miura, the head of the Sagami Miura Clan. The celebrated god here, Jurojin, is also known as "Shiroki Myojin" or white-haired god, and through his blessings the Misaki Port flourished; he has long been worshipped in the area as the god of navigational safety. The stone in front of the main hall is an old stone anchor, which is offered to the shrine. The forest encompassing the shrine is called "Koajiro no Mori" (Forest of Koajiro), a nature preserve with a number of precious natural resources within it. It is also called a "miracle forest."

  • Address

    1516 Koajiro, Misaki-machi, Miura, Kanagawa

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  • Entry fee

    Worshipping is free

  • Opening Hours

    -

  • Closed

    None

  • Website

    http://www.miura7.com/5shirahige.htm

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Jurojin, the god of sea travelers, is one of Miura's Seven Lucky Gods.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    10 minutes by bus from Keikyu Misakiguchi Station, get off at Sivonia Exit and walk 5 minutes

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