Muneto-jinja Shrine

A shrine that enshrines the spirit of Abe no Muneto

This shrine is dedicated to Abe no Yoritoki, Sadato, and Muneto, who fought against Minamoto no Yoriyoshi and Yoshiie in the Former Nine Years' War (1053–1062), which took place in the Tohoku region in the late Heian period.

According to a document about the foundation of the shrine, they were enshrined by the surviving retainers of Muneto.

The Tsuina Festival, which is held at Muneto-jinja Shrine, is known for conducting the first bean-throwing ceremony of the year in Japan.

Muneto-jinja Shrine

Muneto-jinja Shrine

Seasonal highlights

January: Omezame Festival and Tsuina Festival

宗任神社 おめざめ祭
August: Wakuguri Festival and Mushi-fuji
(a ritual to cure children's tantrums)


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Muneto-jinja Shrine


91 Honsodo, Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki


Public transportation

Take the Kanto Railway Joso Line to Sodo Station.

It is about a 12-minute walk from the station.


About a 20-minute drive from the Ken-O Expressway Joso Interchange.

About a 45-minute drive from the Kita-Kanto Expressway Sakuragawa-Chikusei Interchange.

  • Parking available

Opening hours

Open all year around

Closed on:


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