A portable shrine on display (Photo: Peter Sidell)

Atami Kinomiya Shrine

Enjoy the atmosphere of a peaceful forest shrine

Peter Sidell   - 1분 읽은 시간

One of Atami's most important shrines, Kinomiya-jinja is an attractive, atmospheric place. Set in forest near Kinomiya station, there are vivid crimson gates, side shrines with intricate decorative wooden carvings, trees that are thousands of years old - the name does mean 'Shrine of wood' - and portable shrines on display, as well as more modern amenities for visitors, a terrace and a cafe.

Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.