Ikushima-Tarushima Shrine

Eastern Nagano Area 生島足島神社


Said to be the geographical center of Japan, this shrine is dedicated to the Shinto gods of fertility (Ikushima) and fulfillment (Tarushima). In addition, the souls of the entire country are worshipped here as well as the guardian god of all of Japan, making Ikushima Tarushima a very distinguished shrine steeped in history. Furthermore, its red coloration gives the shrine a festive, distinctive look.


Ikushima-Tarushima Shrine Office
Tel: 0268-38-2755 / Fax: 0268-39-1515

Location / Access

701, Shimonogo Nakaike-Nishi, Ueda City

By Train:
3 min walk from Shimonogo Station (Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line)
By Car:
25 min from Ueda Sugadaira IC

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