This shrine is the main general shrine of the Oki Islands, and was constructed in a unique architectural style called Oki-zukuri. Every year on 5 June an important festival called Gorei-furyū takes place in which eight sacred horses carrying the deities from eight different areas around the island gallop up through the shrine gates. This unique festival draws large crowds of locals as well as visitors from outside the island.
The shrine grounds also contain a wizened Japanese Cedar Tree, called Yao-sugi, which stands at a massive 30m tall and is almost 2000 years old.
|Tel. No. for Inquiries||玉若酢命神社 TEL：08512-2-7170|
|Access||Bus : Please be aware that bus service is very infrequent. You can pick up a bus timetable at the Tourist Office.|