Kikkawa Hachiman (吉川八幡神社) Shrine in Kitsunegasaki Chyo in Shimizu Ku, Shziuoka City!

If you board the Shizutetsu railway Line from Cenova department Store in Aoi Ku, shizuoka City towards Shimizu Ku, get off at Kitsunegasaki (狐ヶ崎) Station and walk above and across the Railway Line on your left and you will discover another isolated old shrine!


A placard stating that the old torii gate stood in a different spot!

You do have to walk around to find the round entrance!


The old side entrance from which the original torii gate has disappeared!


The general view of the shrine!


An ancient stone lantern hidden in the surrounding vegetation!


The stone hand washing basin with its roof!


The stone lanterns and lion guards denote its local importance!


The usual cloud and deer carvings!


Ans also the mountain carving!


The “smiling” guard lion on the left!


Its right front paw resting on a smaller lion!
One day I will have to find the reason for this!


The “roaring” guard lion on the right!


Its left front paw resting on a ball!


Old stone stairs climbing around the right of the front shrine!


Looking backward from the same stairs!


The front shrine building shaped as a gate bears the name of Hyahata Shrine/八幡神社!


Looking backward from under the first building!


This front building was erected in 1958!


Year of the Horse placard!


Interesting ancient map!


A small museum?


Local history!


The older shrine at the back with the bell cord and rice straw garland!


It certainly looks in service!


A small peak inside!


Roofing in good repair!


More history!


Good-bye Kikkawa Hachiman Shrine!


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2 thoughts on “Kikkawa Hachiman (吉川八幡神社) Shrine in Kitsunegasaki Chyo in Shimizu Ku, Shziuoka City!”

  1. Bonjour!

    Thanks for making this interesting website. I’m planning a trip around Shizuoka prefecture soon and I’ve got some useful ideas from you.

    You have a good eye for a picture too! And like you, I’m intrigued by the lion resting its paw on the other little lion.

    I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve taken the liberty of sending you a personal message via FB about another website, which will have arrived in the ‘others’ folder.

    Best regards,

    Peter Sidell

    1. Dear Peter!
      Thank you so much for your comments!
      I can’t find the message!
      Could you please send it to me directly onto my FB account at Martineau Robert-Gilles?
      Best regards,

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