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Miho Shrine, Matsue

#3 of 50 in Historic Sites in Matsue
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
A large thatched wooden shrine dominating a fishing village against spectacular mountainous landscape, Miho Shrine boasts the oldest music box in Japan, as well as two ritual dugout-canoes designated as national cultural property. Set in a harbor and linked to the legend of Hagoromo, a robe of feathers, this is the most important of 3,000 Ebisu shrines, which protect fishermen and commerce. Browse through a collection of 846 musical instruments dedicated to Ebisu, and watch monks wind-dry a fresh catch of squid. The shrine has a reputation for encouraging harmony between married couples. With our custom trip planner, Matsue attractions like Miho Shrine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Authentic Japanese style shrine with interesting Japanese wooden architecture work. Ambience similar sacred. Very good Japnese snacks around the shrine. And very nice peer view too.  more »
  • The Miho shrine was far from the JR station and should cost 750 Yen. Fortunately I had a 3 days ticket. As it was far, I think, there was a few visitors. The shrine was not really exceptional to...  more »
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