【Kasama City】The real attraction of Kasama Inari Shrine. The main shrine is a nationally designated important cultural property.

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This article.This is an introduction to the real attraction of Kasama Inari Shrine.If you’re from Ibaraki Prefecture, you’ve probably visited the shrine at least once, but I think people mistake the hall of worship for the main shrine~.So, I’ll talk about it briefly.

It also explains how to get to Kasama Inari Shrine.

The main shrine of Kasama Inari Shrine is designated as a national important cultural property.

*The main shrine of Kasama Inari Shrine

In my personal opinion, it is important to see the main hall of a temple or shrine, which is located behind the worship hall, not the worship hall (where you worship). This is because the building designated as an important cultural property by the government (1988) is not the hall of worship, but the main hall. By looking at the Honden, you can understand the history of Inari Shrine.

Now, let’s take a look at Kasama Inari. Kasama Inari is said to have been founded in the Asuka Period. It is also considered one of the three major Inari shrines in Japan (Fushimi Inari, Kasama Inari, and Yutoku Inari).The main shrine of Kasama Inari Shrine was built in 1861, in the latter half of the Edo period (1603-1868). Since it was built in the late Edo period, it does not have an extremely long history, but Kasama Inari has been heavily protected by the Kasama clan for generations, and the streets, including the Inari Shrine grounds and Monzennakacho, are relatively beautiful.The main shrine is characterized by its delicately carved dragons.

No coloration. Although simple, the carvings are as delicate as you will see in any other temple or shrine architecture, and you will be impressed by their beauty.If you are in Kasama City, be sure to visit the main shrine, which is located behind the worship hall.

*Worship hall of Kasama Inari Shrine

How to access

There are two ways to get there: by walking from the station, or by using a shared bike from the station. For shared bicycles, the fee is 300 yen for the first 60 minutes, 100 yen for every 30 minutes as an extension fee, and 1,500 yen per day as a daily limit. Registration is required to use the shared bicycles, so please register in advance at this website.(https://www.kasama-kankou.jp/page/dir000082.html