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Yutoku Inari Jinja
Situated in Kashima, Saga, Yutoku Inari Jinja is a shrine where guardian gods of food, clothing and shelter are enshrined. It is one of the three biggest Inari shrines in Japan, after Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and Kasama Inari-jinja Shrine. Yutoku Inari Jinja is also known as a spiritual spot that increases the chance of financial, commercial and relationship success. More or less 3 million people visit here every year. It is the second most visited temple in Kyushu, after Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. Inside the 165 thousand-square-meter large territory, about 40 small shrines are located. You can take a relaxing walk in the premises.
- 1855 Furueda, Kashima-shi, Saga
- Contact No.
- 10-min bus ride on Yutoku Bus bound for Yutoku Jinja from JR Hizen Kashima Statio. Get off at the terminal and walk for 5 min.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 min
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Honden: A spiritual spot for financial success
Honden is situated approx. 18 m above the ground and you have to go up 117 steps of stairs. Here, a god of improving arts and crafts called "Omiyanomeno Okami" is enshrined. It is said that it brings you financial success by finding your talent if you pray here. Furthermore, in recent years, there is a rumor that you will increase your chance of winning a lottery by praying here.
Iwasakisha: Cute heart-shaped spiritual spot for love
Situated just under the Honden, Iwasakisha enshrines famous gods of matchmaking. It is in fact a famous spiritual place for relationship success. You can also buy cute heart-shaped picture tablets and charms. I recommend you to take one of them for luck.
Okuno-in: Spiritual spot for business success
As you go up the road that leads to Honden, while going under many gates, you will reach Okuno-in. Although it is slightly difficult to climb the stairs made of stone, many visitors come to this spiritual place that brings you success in business. From the top of the hill, you can also see the huge Ariake sea.