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Awashima Shrine

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This shrine is about 15 minutes walk from Kada station and a couple of minutes from the ferry... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Shrine For Women

Located at Kada Bay, about 11 km NW of Wakayama. Awashima Shrine is dedicated to the goddess for... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
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118 Kada, Wakayama 640-0103, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 73-459-0043
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

很棒的神社! 有很獨特的景色,一堆的人形娃娃和日本的吉祥物,陳千上萬的陳列在這邊,很值得來一趟! 逛完可以去旁邊的淡鳩溫泉泡湯。very impressive shrine in Kansai! you can see a bunch of dolls and the blessing characters here, you can take great pictures here!

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

There are a few carparks around the shrine. As it's so crowded on weekends in summer and the carparks seem so packed, we were nearly driven to park at one opposite the Shrine's torii at 700 yen (full day). Fortunately we decided to check out....More

Thank EC-HK
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This jinja is by the sea with long scenic drive along coast from ang through Kansai airport. Its uniqueness is the collections of dolls in the shrine complexes with zoning: japanese costume boy and girl dolls, Tanuki( the raccoons), Gero ( frogs), white foxes, zodiac...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This shrine is about 15 minutes walk from Kada station and a couple of minutes from the ferry point. It is crammed full of dolls, figurines and ceramic figures. A cheerful place and a delight to visit.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice Shrine, with various different animal sculptures, next to the Onsen Hiina No Yu. There are little shops and restaurants nearby open durring the afternoon, good view of the ocean. BE CAREFUL when it rains!

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Located at Kada Bay, about 11 km NW of Wakayama. Awashima Shrine is dedicated to the goddess for women, who is believed to ensure easy childbirth. The shrine is decorated with dolls and figurines from all over Japan. There is the Nina Nagashi ritual held...More

Thank LCWW
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Our friends took us to this quite small shrine and we were immediately fascinated by all the small statues that people had left there as gifts or something (was a bit confused as to the reasoning). The dolls are just beautiful and there are so...More

Thank NannyBSmith
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Stride up to the shrine entrance, throw a 5 yen coin in a box, then clap, close your eyes and make a wish. Ring the bell if you want. And then as you open your eyes and walk away, you start to feel them....1000s of...More

Thank tulippx
Reviewed 24 May 2015

An enchanted place... filled with hundreds of dolls and figurines of cats, hedgehogs, foxes, frogs and so on. It's not big but walking around takes some time, as there are so many things to see. It is possible to buy an oracle there too. Close...More

2  Thank Maria Anna M
Reviewed 1 August 2013

. . . I didn't know where it was. It is a shrine known for the many beautiful dolls, that is often shown on Japan travel shows. I was lucky to visit in March when the annual doll festival is held, where the dolls are...More

4  Thank DanL917
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Chantiya P
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Response from Toshizo S | Reviewed this property |
Because the Japanese can not throw away their loving dolls. There, the shrine receives their loving doll from them. After the Shinto ceremony in shrine, the dolls are burnt and make them return to nature. Then the doll will... More
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