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Katori Shrine

Sightseeing Spots | Visit Chiba | Latest update:2022/02/24

This is one of the original three grand shrines in Japan that originally have the venerable title of 'jingu'. Along with Kashima Jingu and Ise Jingu, Katori Jingu has an important place in Shintoism as the place where one of the deities responsible for claiming Japan for the heavenly 'kami' gods is enshrined. This story is so important, because it is said that the emperor of Japan is a direct descendant of the heavenly 'kami'. The shrine has historically been a bustling point for travelers looking to pay their respects, or participate in one of the many festivals that happen year-round. The nature surrounding this shrine on a hill is lush and full of old-growth, whisking you away to ancient Japan with its natural beauty and architecture.

1697-1 Katori, Katori City

(About 15 minutes from JR Katori Station by the Sawara loop bus or the local bus (Kamisato Line).)



  • Handicap parking
  • Handicap toilet
  • Wheelchair rentals
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Service dogs permitted