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?
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!
Good-bye Kikkawa Hachiman Shrine!
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