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 autumnal foliage season.
- 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)
- No fee to enter Shrine grounds (*Shrine Museum: 200 yen for adults, 150 yen for junior high and high school students, 80 yen for elementary school students)
- Nearest train station is Hon-Shiogama Station (JR Senseki Line)
- 1-1 Ichimoriyama, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture