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[Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island] Red Shrine and Rounded Small Hill Are Impressive Scenery

October 5th, 2016

Miyazubentengu Shrine

Miyazubentengu Shrine (宮津弁天宮) is a shrine on Cape Benten in the northern part of Okushiri Island, and is beside Miyazu Fishing Port (宮津港). The official name is Okitsu Shrine (澳津神社). For praying for a large catch, a shrine building is built on a small hill of about 10 m height. An impressive scenery is created by the red shrine building on the small hill, and a good place to view is popular. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. A public restroom is built at Miyazubenten Parking Lot Park (宮津弁天駐車公園).

Miyazubentengu Shrine
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island

Movie of Miyazubentengu Shrine

Public Restroom
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island

Okushiri Island

Okushiri Island (奥尻島) that about 2,800 people live is a remote island with about 18 km in circumference in the southern part of Hokkaido. It is locatd about at the westernmost part of the Hokkaido, and the island from north to south has a similar shape to Rebun Island (礼文島). About 32,000 tourists come here. Speaking of the Okushiri Island, clear blue sea called Okushiri Blue is famous, and sea urchin, abalone and wine are noted product. The main of Okushiri tourism is going a round the island. The Okushiri Island is roughly divided into 4 areas, Okushiri Area with Okushiri Ferry Port, Aonae Area with Okushiri Airport, Northeast Area and Northwest Area. Article is here

Okushiri Island
Okushiri Island

Look of Miyazubentengu Shrine

Tourists can visit the shrine to worship via steps from the Miyazubenten Parking Lot Park and the Miyazu Fishing Port. But the steps are steep, so watch your step. The Cape Benten jutting out into the sea of Japan has a good view, so a guard station used to built here. Afterwards, The shrine was founded during Bunseinekan (文政年間 * from 1818 to 1829). Munakata-Sanjoshin (宗像三女神) was enshrined from Itsukushima-jinja Shrine (厳島神社), and Okitsushimahimehiko (澳津島姫命) was moved to this place in 1841, and it became the Okitsu shrine (澳津神社) at present. The shrine is also called another name "Miyazubentensha Shrine (宮津弁天社)" and "Nakatsushima Jinja Shrine (中津島神社)".

Steep Steps
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island
Colummer Joint on Foot of Small Hill
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island
I Look at Direction of Ferry Treminal
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island
Miyazubentengu Shrine on Small Hill
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island
2 Torii Are on Steps
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island
Miyazubentengu Shrine
Miyazubentengu Shrine in Okushiri Island

Atmosphere of Miyazubentengu Shrine Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Miyazubentengu Shrine

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1397-2-3408
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 781 741 883*57

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Okushiri Island. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

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Northeast Area

Oyado Kikuchi(御宿きくち)
Booking
Tabi-no-Yado Osuda(旅の宿 大須田)
Booking
Minshuku Kimurasanchi(民宿木村さん家)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Inaho(民宿 いなほ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Okushiri Area

Minshuku Oguro(民宿おぐろ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Travel House Omoide(トラベルハウス思い出)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hama Ryokan(浜旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Kawajiri(民宿川尻)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kobayashi(民宿小林)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Furusatokan(民宿ふる里館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ishioka(民宿いしおか)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Seiunmaru(民宿清運丸)
Booking
Rakuten

Northwest Area

Okushiri Guesthouse Imacoco(奥尻ゲストハウス Imacoco)
Minshuku Kasai(民宿かさい)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Aonae Area

Okamoto Ryokan(岡本旅館)
Booking
Minshuku Nattsu(民宿 ナッツ)
Booking
Jalan
Kikuchi Ryokan(菊地旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Ryokan Aobaso(旅館 青葉荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Doi(民宿土井)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahi Minshuku(朝日民宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku without Meal Shima-Jikan(素泊民宿 島じかん)
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ryokan Takedaso(民宿旅館 竹田荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Koyama(ペンションこやま)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Okushiri is here

Okushiri Island

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