Susa Jinja Shrine
Susa Jinja Shrine is an old shrine located on the on the banks of the Susagawa River that flows through the central area of Shimane Prefecture. The shrine is dedicated to the hero god Susanoo-no-Mikoto. According to Japanese legends, when he visited this area he gave it his own name, Susa. The main building of the shrine has been designated as an important cultural property of the prefecture, and behind it stands a giant Japanese cedar tree. The tree has stood in the shrine grounds for a long time, and it is considered sacred. Many people who view the impressive figure feel overwhelmed, and it has become known as one of the leading power spots nationwide. In addition, the legend of the Seven Wonders of Susa has been told for many years, and the seven spots relating to these wonders lie in and around the shrine grounds. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the world of Japanese myths while visiting the shrine and each of the seven spots.
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