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Kibitsu-jinja Shrine

Okayama City

A shrine with close ties to the legend of Momotaro featuring an impressive 360 m long corridor

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Kibitsu-jinja Shrine is closely associated with the figure believed to have inspired the famous Japanese folk tale “Momotaro.” Rebuilt in 1425, the building at the heart of the shrine has been designated a National Treasure. However, the shrine’s grandest feature is its large corridor some 360 m long. While heading to the rear of the corridor, which stretches out in a straight line, visitors will be able to see beautiful seasonal flowers along both sides of the corridor. Starting with cherry blossoms in early spring and peonies and azaleas in May, the shrine offers many worthwhile sights, most notably the 1,500 hydrangeas that fully bloom every June in the “Ajisai-en Garden (Hydrangea Garden).” Peach-shaped romance amulets known as “Momomamori” are popular as souvenirs.

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Basic information

Address
931 Kibitsu, Kita Ward, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture
Access
10 min on foot from JR Kibitsu Sta.
Business Hours
6:00am – 6:00pm; Shop: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed
No closing days
Admission
Free
Tel.
086-287-4111
Website
http://www.kibitujinja.com/(Japanese)

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