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Taikodani Inari Jinja Shrine 太皷谷稲成神社


Nicknamed Tsuwano O-Inarisan, Taikodani Inari Jinja is one of Japan's Top Five Inari shrines noted for many vermillion torii gates along the path to the shrine. Almost like a sister shrine to the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. The shrine worships Uka-no-Mitama, a deity associated with food and agriculture, and the goddess Izanami. It is Shimane Prefecture's second most popular shrine after Izumo Taisha. About a 20-min. walk from JR Tsuwano Station.

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Central Tsuwano 津和野の散歩


From JR Tsuwano Station, it is a pleasant walk to some notable sights besides Taikodani Inari Jinja Shrine. They include Tono-machi road with traditional buildings, Tsuwano Catholic Church, Mori Ogai's birth home, Shisei Kuwabara Photographics Museum, and Anno Art Museum. Tsuwano is also a National Important Traditional Townscape Preservation District (重要伝統的建造物群保存地区).

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