Mizuwakasu Shrine [Okinoshimacho]
The top shrine in the Land of Oki, where the Oki Uprising began
Oki Ichinomiya, listed as one of the great shrines in a list of shrines created in the Heian Period, is built in an architectural style called Oki-zukuri, and has been designated as an important national cultural property. The festival held May 3rd of every other year includes ancient Japanese floats, Shinto rituals, and horseback archery. Along the parade route there is the area that was used as the setting for the movie "Konshin", and once every 20 years when the roof of the main shrine is re-thatched, there is a sumo match held at night in honor of the event. Also, it is adjacent to the Goka Sosei-Kan Museum of Local Traditional Culture, where there are exibits of the folk crafts of Oki at the Oki Regional Museum as well as bull-fighting, classic sumo, and movie viewings.
25 min. by car from Saigo Port
Free of Charge
Open all year round
Kori, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane Prefecture
- Mizuwakasu Shrine