Tsuna Shrine [Tochigi]

【Tsuna Shrine summary】

Tsuna Shrine was founded in 1194. When the main shrine was rebuilt in 1472, it was renamed Tsuna Shrine because many heads of the Utsunomiya family used the character “Tsuna” in their names. The deity is Ajisukitakahikone-no-kami, the deity of Tosa Shrine’s Ajisukitakahikone.

【Tsuna Shrine Premises】

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The shrine is tucked away deep in the mountains. The first torii gate is magnificent.

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After a short walk from the first torii gate, you will come to the second torii gate, with a stairway in front of it and the path to the right probably leading to the women’s slope.

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The stairs are covered with moss.

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The present shrine was built in the Muromachi period (1336-1573) and is designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The shrine pavilions with straw-thatched roofs are very rare. It is very well maintained.

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The sacred tree is also magnificent.

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Next to Tsuna Shrine is the Settsusha Okura Shrine. The deity is Okuninushi no Mikoto. The shrine was built in 807, 400 years before Tsuna Shrine, and has a small main hall with a straw-thatched roof. It is also designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

【Nearby attractions】

Mashiko Pottery Fair, Mobility Resort Motegi


Manager’s Comments

A shrine with a thatched roof was a rarity, and it was like stepping back in time. The shrine is located next to Jizoin Temple and is well maintained, indicating that it is a shrine cherished by the locals. If you have a chance to visit Mashiko, why not drop by?

my opinion

Tsuna Shrine

943 Kami-ohane, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi 321-4212

Free parking available (only about 2 cars can be parked)

It takes about 15 minutes by car from Mashiko Station on the Moka Tetsudo Railway.

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