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Oki Shrine

  • Genre

    • Culture & History
  • Area

    • Ama Town
A shrine dedicated to Emperor Go-Toba.
Retired Emperor Go-Toba was exiled to the Oki Islands in 1221, and lived here until his death years later. Oki Shrine was built in 1939 in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the death of Emperor Go-Toba.
The shrine is built in a distinctive style of architecture unique to the islands. The shrine is known for its cherry blossoms, and many visit in early April to see the flowers.
Emperor Go-Toba Museum is located nearby.

    Basic information

    1784 Ama, Ama-cho, Oki-gun, Shimane, 684-0403
    From Hishiura Port:
    20 min by bicycle
    10 min by car
    15 min by bus (take Amatō Line and alight at "Oki Jinja" bus stop)
    *Goshuin stamps for Uzuka-mikoto Shrine (Ama Town) and Ikkū Shrine (Chibu Village) are also available here.

    This sightseeing spot is one of the sites of the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark.

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