Kitabatake-jinja Shrine was established in the early Edo Period (1603 - 1868).
The place was originally a residence of Kitabatake clan who ruled Ise during the Muromachi Period (1336 - 1573) and the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573 – 1603).
The shrine enshrines Kitabatake Akiyoshi, the patriarch of the clan.
The garden of the residence still remains in the shrine.
It was designed by Hosokawa Takakuni in 1530 and is one of the three famous Japanese gardens designed by Busho (Samurai leaders).
The garden was constructed in Karesansui rock garden style with a pond.
- 9:00 – 17:00
- No closing days
Access / Public Transport
- 10 minutes taxi ride from JR Ise-okitsu Station