Matsushima

Shiogama Shrine

Shiogama Shrine, a National Treasure and Important Cultural Property, is one of the highest Shinto shrines in northern Japan, dating from the 800s. In the spring the shrine grounds are transformed by many different types of beautiful cherry blossoms including the Shiogama-zakura pink flowers that are designated as a national monument.

The shrine is also lit up at night in spring for cherry blossoms and in fall for leaf season.

Hours
Grounds open year-round, 5:00-20:00 (*Shrine Museum open daily: April to Sept 8:30-17:00, Feb, March, Oct, Nov 8:30-16:30, Dec and Jan 8:30-16:00)
Admission
No fee to enter Shrine grounds (*Shrine Museum: 200 yen for adults, 150 yen for middle and high school students, 80 yen for elementary school students)
Access
Nearest train station is Hon Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line)
TEL
022-367-1611
Address
1-1, Ichimoriyama, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture
ZIP
985-8510