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Gorgeous walk in the woods to this shrine, featuring some giant cedar trees. Legitimate spot for some “forest bathing.” On a 90 degree day that feels like 100, its still toasty but bearable in the shade. Three free parking areas. Some bees. Can receive temple...More
For history and cultural buffs, this is a must see in Hitachi. Nature lovers will like this too. There are numerous small shrines all over the location in addition to the main shrine. Many of them are easily missed, so be on the look out.
O'Iwa-jinja is a shrine located on a mountain slope surrounded by moss-floored forest. Possessive of great natural beauty, the shrine has become popular due to its reputation as a "power spot," a phenomena of modern Japanese spirituality preoccupied with the borderlands of reality and the...More