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Seaside & IslandsHistoryIeshima Shrine

It is said that Japan's first emperor, Jimmu, prayed at this shrine before his accession to the throne. In the Heian period (794-1185), the scholar, poet, and politician Sugawara no Michizane also visited this shrine on his way to Dazaifu in Kyushu, following his demotion from his aristocratic rank. The place where is said to have landed, near Ieshima Shrine, is known as "Shi-wo-Shojo." According to the "Shoku Nihon Koki," the fourth of Japan's major history texts, the shrine was listed as a government shrine in 840.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

From Himeji Station, take Shinki Bus (approx. 20 min.) to the "Himeji-ko (Himeji Port)" bus stop, then take a 30-minute ferry ride and disembark at Miya Port on Ie Island. Walk approx. 25 minutes.
110-1 Ieshimachōmiya, Himeji, Hyogo 672-0102