- As the greatest shrine in the Izu region, Mishima Taisha is also the power spot known for being the shrine visited by Minamoto-no Yoritomo (first of the Kamakura shoguns) to pray for the resurgence of the Genji clan. Visitors hoping for prosperous commerce and the well-being of their families come to offer sincere prayers to the enshrined gods Oyamatsumi-no-mikoto and Tsumihayae Kotoshironushi-no-kami, also known as Ebisu-sama. There are many points of note on site, such as the sacred Osmanthus fragrans tree, which is over 1,200 years old, the Ikutama-no-mizu spring fed by Mt. Fuji’s aquifer, and the shrine’s main hall, designated an Important Cultural Asset.
Mishima Taisha Shrine
Address: 2-1-5 Omiya-cho, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka-ken
Open every day