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1-1 Ichimoriyama, Shiogama 985-8510, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Even there were only few trees in front of temple garden/museum, near the small public toilet, but the view of small Shiki (all-four-season) sakura flower in the evening (about 3pm because sun would set around 4.30pm in winter) was so beautiful. The garden in front...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank SarahAHA121
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited Shiogama from Sendai. Because the grounds have such a variety of sakura some were at peak while others were gone by. The window of opportunity for sakura viewing lasts a long time. The shrine was readying for a matsuri and, unfortunately, several stalls...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were there just at the beginning of the Sakura blossoming period. The gardens are beautiful, a parallel universe accessible by a very long stairway, but worth the effort. I'll come again...

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Yumyum108
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited the jinja in early October. Though I didn't see maple leaves turning read, the surroundings and the buildings blend into each other well. Picturesque views are everywhere. A quiet place, great for take a walk there and get a glimpse of the bird...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Claireliu88
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We scheduled our day trip to Shiogama on 4/16 Saturday as there're cherry blossom festival at Shiohama shrine and a sake distillery tasting during 4/15-4/16. From the station to the shrine, you can see several signs in Japanese about how high Tsunami reached. Surprisingly the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Seven W
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We visited durng cherry blossom season and were awed! Absolutely beautiful, serene shrine and temple in a gorgeous landscape. We made a day trip on the shinkansen from Tokyo and highly recommend others do too!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Nellie L
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

It will reach the shrine by climbing a hill. From the shrine overlooking the Matsushima Bay. Red building in the fall of the sky was very Japanese-style landscape.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Manc480
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Uragasumi and Shiogama Shrine should be a set menu in visiting Shiogama, because Uragasumi used (and I believe they still do) brew sake to be dedicated to gods of Shiogama Shrine. We called earlier to make an appointment for a visit. A lady showed us...More

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Seatac405
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Shiogama shrine and its Japanese garden are very well arranged and decorated, beautiful place to visit it at the same day with Matsushima since it is very close to It.

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank Bahlul
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Shiogama Jinja is about 20 min walk from JR Honshiogama Station. You can access the temple either by climbing up the steep flight of steps. Or take a easy short cut via the shrine before Shiogama Jinja. During April, on the 4th Sunday, a spring...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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