Kasama Inari Shrine

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Kasama Inari Shrine (笠間稲荷神社) is one of the three largest Inari Okami shrines in Japan, having been awarded the ancient court rank of Senior First Grade. According to legends associated with the shrine, it was founded in 651 during the reign of Emperor Kotoku, indicating a history extending over some thirteen centuries. [Wikipedia]

Overview

Address

1 Kasama, Kasama City, Ibaraki, Japan 309-1611 (Directions)

Hours

6:00 - 18:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 6:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 6:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 6:00 - 18:00
Thursday 6:00 - 18:00
Friday 6:00 - 18:00
Saturday 6:00 - 18:00
Sunday 6:00 - 18:00
Holidays 6:00 - 18:00

Price

Free entry

Phone Number

0296-73-0001

Website

http://www.kasama.or.jp/english/index.html

General Amenities

  • Free parking

Access

20 minute walk from JR Kasama Station (Mito Line)

15 minute drive from the Kitakanto Expressway (when exiting at Kasama West IC or Tomobe IC)

Upcoming Events

Kasama's Nebuta Festival

Kasama's Nebuta Festival

Tom Roseveare

Kasama is known as the home to one of Japan's three most important Inari fox shrines at Kasama Inari Shrine. The month of August also sees the small city in northern Ibaraki parade its very own neputa festival. Just like the Aomori original, Kasama's Neputa are large, backlit floats that are paraded through town accompanied by dance and song performances. Along the parade, expect to see omikoshi decked with performers, squads of dancers/singers and taiko drum music too. [photo id='204244'] The route takes places between the Kasama Inari Shrine area and Pole-pole City shopping centre to the north. As is the norm for Japanese summer festivals, you can find food stalls lining the streets offering the usual matsuri fare. Also expect to tons of locals out to celebrate, with lots to do and see – custom modded cars from local collectors were even found proudly on display during the 2019 event: [photo id='215387']

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Kasama's Nebuta Festival

Kasama's Nebuta Festival

Tom Roseveare

Kasama is known as the home to one of Japan's three most important Inari fox shrines at Kasama Inari Shrine. The month of August also sees the small city in northern Ibaraki parade its very own neputa festival. Just like the Aomori original, Kasama's Neputa are large, backlit floats that are paraded through town accompanied by dance and song performances. Along the parade, expect to see omikoshi decked with performers, squads of dancers/singers and taiko drum music too. [photo id='204244'] The route takes places between the Kasama Inari Shrine area and Pole-pole City shopping centre to the north. As is the norm for Japanese summer festivals, you can find food stalls lining the streets offering the usual matsuri fare. Also expect to tons of locals out to celebrate, with lots to do and see – custom modded cars from local collectors were even found proudly on display during the 2019 event: [photo id='215387']

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