Last updated: September 6, 2018

Motoise Kono Shrine

Motoise Kono Shrine is an old shrine that has a strong affinity with the famous Ise Shine in Mie Pref. It is said that the goddess of agriculture, Toyouke-Ōmikami, who once resided in this area was called to Ise Shrine by the sun goddess, Amaterasu-Ōmikami, and has since been enshrined at Ise Shrine.

Along the railing in front of the main shrine there are five colored suedama, a Shinto motif of which only two shrines in the country are permitted to use – Ise Shrine and Kono Shrine.

Within the shrine grounds there is a suikinkutsu, a Japanese garden ornament that produces a beautiful sound like a koto harp, as water drips into an underground cave. Its mysterious tones echo from underfoot and it is as relaxing as it is beautiful.

The legend of the floating bridge from heaven:

In ancient times the god Izanagi went to and from the heavens to see the goddess Izanami via the Bridge to the Heavens (Amanohashidate). Now this area is known as the land where men and women can be bound to one another like Izanagi and Izanami were.

Spot Name Motoise Kono Shrine
Address 430 Ohgaki, Miyazushi, Kyoto [ Map ]
Opening Hours 7:00am-5:00pm
Regular Holiday Open 7 days a week
Usage Fee Free
Reference Motoise Kono Shrine


<Motoise Kono Shrine>Access Information
Location Map
430 Ohgaki, Miyazushi, Kyoto
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Access You have two choices
1. 25 minutes from Amanohashidate station by bus. Please get off the bus at "Jinja Mae" bus stop.
2. 20 minutes from Amanohashidate Boat Dock by boat and walk. (12 minutes ride and 8 minutes walk)

By car, it takes 15 minutes from Yoza Amanohashidate IC
Parking 150 (500yen)
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