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Shiogama Shrine

1-1 Ichimoriyama, Shiogama 985-8510, Miyagi Prefecture
+81 22-367-1611
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Sakura amidst fine gardens and shrine buildings - photo ops galore

We visited Shiogama from Sendai. Because the grounds have such a variety of sakura some were at... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
hfot2
,
Vermont
A gorgeous spiritual place

We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Yumyum108
,
Geneva
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1-1 Ichimoriyama, Shiogama 985-8510, Miyagi Prefecture
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+81 22-367-1611
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited Shiogama from Sendai. Because the grounds have such a variety of sakura some were at peak while others were gone by. The window of opportunity for sakura viewing lasts a long time. The shrine was readying for a matsuri and, unfortunately, several stalls...More

Thank hfot2
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a parallel universe accessible by a very long stairway, but worth the effort. I'll come again...

Thank Yumyum108
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited the jinja in early October. Though I didn't see maple leaves turning read, the surroundings and the buildings blend into each other well. Picturesque views are everywhere. A quiet place, great for take a walk there and get a glimpse of the bird...More

Thank Claireliu88
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We scheduled our day trip to Shiogama on 4/16 Saturday as there're cherry blossom festival at Shiohama shrine and a sake distillery tasting during 4/15-4/16. From the station to the shrine, you can see several signs in Japanese about how high Tsunami reached. Surprisingly the...More

1  Thank Seven W
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We visited durng cherry blossom season and were awed! Absolutely beautiful, serene shrine and temple in a gorgeous landscape. We made a day trip on the shinkansen from Tokyo and highly recommend others do too!

Thank Nellie L
Reviewed 9 April 2016

A big flight of steps, starting from the main street leads you the this oasis of peace. One can visit the Shinto shrine, do the ritual washing, followed by the proper protocol of ringing one of the bells. Plenty of room and with lot's of...More

Thank HermanVK
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

It will reach the shrine by climbing a hill. From the shrine overlooking the Matsushima Bay. Red building in the fall of the sky was very Japanese-style landscape.

Thank Manc480
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Uragasumi and Shiogama Shrine should be a set menu in visiting Shiogama, because Uragasumi used (and I believe they still do) brew sake to be dedicated to gods of Shiogama Shrine. We called earlier to make an appointment for a visit. A lady showed us...More

Thank Seatac405
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Shiogama shrine and its Japanese garden are very well arranged and decorated, beautiful place to visit it at the same day with Matsushima since it is very close to It.

1  Thank Bahlul
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Shiogama Jinja is about 20 min walk from JR Honshiogama Station. You can access the temple either by climbing up the steep flight of steps. Or take a easy short cut via the shrine before Shiogama Jinja. During April, on the 4th Sunday, a spring...More

Thank bakatori
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