Kashima-jingu, said to have been established in 660 B.C., is one of the three great shrines of the eastern domains along with Ikisu-jinja shrine in Ibaraki and Katori-jingu shrine in Chiba.
Also, its red Sakuramon main gate is said to be one of the three magnificent Sakuramon gates in Japan, along with Hakozakigu shrine in Fukuoka and Aso-jinja shrine in Kumamoto.
The sacred trees behind the main sanctuary are estimated to be 1,200 years old.
The shrine has been designated as an Important Cultural Property.
Nearly 300 cultural treasures including the Japan's oldest and longest sword (National Treasure) are exhibited to the public in the Treasure Hall.
- 8:30 - 16:30
- Treasure Hall: 9:00 - 16:00
- No closing days
- Treasure Hall: December 25
Access / Public Transport
- 10 minutes walk from JR Kashima-jingu Station