Shiroyama Inari-jinja Shrine

An Inari-jinja shrine with the earthen barrier remains of Shimotsuma Castle

The enshrined deity is Uka no Mitama no Mikoto.

There was an intense battle between the Hojo clan and the Tagaya clan in 1588, but the Hojo clan retreated in 1589 to be prepared for the Seige of Odawara by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

As the Tagaya army thought that it was due to the divine protection of an Inari-jinja shrine, Tagaya Shigetsune, the lord of Shimotsuma Castle, built a shrine at a corner of the west building of Shimotsuma Castle, facing the Honmaru main enclosure, and enshrined there a deity of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine in Kyoto.

Shiroyama Inari-jinja Shrine

Shiroyama Inari-jinja Shrine


Shiroyama Inari-jinja Shrine


229-1 Shimotsuma Otsu, Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki


Public transportation

Take the Kanto Railway Joso Line to Shimotsuma Station.

It is about a 3-minute walk from the station.


About a 25-minute drive from the Ken-O Expressway Joso Interchange.

About a 40-minute drive from the Kita-Kanto Expressway Sakuragawa-Chikusei Interchange.

  • No parking

Opening hours

Open all year around

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