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Iwakuni Shirohebi Shrine

6-4-2 Imadumachi, Iwakuni 740-0017, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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No, not the band

Don't get your hopes up thinking that Iwakuni has a museum dedicated to the iconic 1980's hair band... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
IRTrvlr
First time visiting the Shrine

I come to visit Iwakuni twice a year because my mom lives here. However, this is the first time I... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Rick28200
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“cage” (2 reviews)
“snakes” (5 reviews)
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6-4-2 Imadumachi, Iwakuni 740-0017, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Don't get your hopes up thinking that Iwakuni has a museum dedicated to the iconic 1980's hair band White Snake. This museum is dedicated to the local white snake. It only takes a few minutes but it's great for kids and anyone who likes reptiles.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I come to visit Iwakuni twice a year because my mom lives here. However, this is the first time I visited the shrine. It is a Shintō shrine with all the Shintō elements. I first cleaned myself in the chozuya. After praying, I returned to...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Neat learning about the snakes and some fun trivia for the kids which surprisingly was in English also.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Here are alives white snakes in the aquariums. It's like a serpentarium in Zoo. But also there are some kind of historical museum about simple village life. White snake was a sacrified animal in japanese village, because they helped to save food from mouses.

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

You want to understand the importance and love for the white snake in Iwakuni, Japan. This is nice temple with lots of real life white snakes and its history.

1  Thank Eric N
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Kids liked seeing the snakes. It is a room with a large cage with a few snakes in it. Some encased skins and history all in Japanese so I couldn't read the history of the shrine.

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Reviewed 14 June 2015

This place is known as a temple of white snake, with a wide range of trust for those who do worship here.

Thank Jack F
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Pretty small area but it was quite interesting to see. Good day trip because there is plenty to see in this area. It met expectations

1  Thank Vivian B
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