Genre : Campsites & Parks
Area : Senzaki
It is said that Yasaka Shrine (Formerly known as Gion Shrine) in Nagato's Senzaki Gion-machi district has its roots in Ojiyama. The shrine's records tell of the return of Kibi no Asomi Makimi, a 6th century envoy to what was then Tang China, where he spent 17 years. It is said that upon Kibi's return, a festival was held in Ojiyama in celebration of the ancient Japanese god of the sea, Susano-o, and Gion Shrine was erected. It is also said that at the time, Omijima was not an island, but connected to the main island of Japan.
In a nod to this, poet and nursery rhyme author Kaneko Misuzu wrote the following of this island-bound part of Senzaki in her "Eight Views of Senzaki": "My town floats there like the sea dragon god."
Best viewing times for cherry blossoms: Late March-Early April
Yasaka Shrine (Gion Shrine)
Yasaka Shrine was often described with fondness in the poems of Misuzu Kaneko, to whom the Senzaki Area was home.Read more
Misuzu Kaneko Memorial Museum
Delve into the world of poetess Misuzu Kaneko.Read more
Senzaki Area Exchange (Senzaki Kitchen Roadside Market)
Schedule to open in October, 2017, this farm-fresh market will sell delicious ingredients grown right in Nagato.Read more