Kashima Shrine

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Kashima Shrine
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Kashima Shrine is the oldest Shinto shrine in the Kanto region. Located in Ibaraki Prefecture, this shrine was said to be established in 600 BCE; the same year Emperor Jimmu ascended the throne. Kashima Shrine is one of the three shrines in Japan to be designated as ‘Jingu’ — a high imperial Shinto status. The only other two given this honor are the Ise Grand Shrine and Katori Shrine.



2306-1 Kyuchu, Kashima, Ibaraki 314-0031 (Map) (Directions)




A 10-minute walk from Kashima-Jingu station. 2-hour bus ride from Tokyo Station Yaesu exit to Kashima Shrine via Keisei Bus.

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