There are many famous shrines in Kyoto like Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkaku-ji, Tofuku-ji which are popular with tourists from all over the world. Today, I am going to introduce you some shrines in Kanagawa Prefecture which is near to Tokyo instead of these famous ones. They may not that well-known by foreigners but absolutely are worthy to go.
Oyama-dera was built in the year 755 on Oyama mountain which is 1252m height in Isehara city of Kanagawa Prefecture.
The god of this shrine is called Fudo Myoo, one of the five wisdom kings Acala. He is accompanied by two boy attendants who are called Nidoji in Japanese. The satue of Fudo Myoo and the two boys have been designated as an important cultural property of Japan
Name： Oyama-dera Jinja
Address： 724 Oyama, Isehara, Kanagawa
Access： Take the odakyū odawara line to the Isehara Station, and transfer to the bus of the Kanagawa Central Transportation to Oyama Cable Station, walk about 500 meters to take the Oyama Cable car to Oyama-dera Station, and walk another 200 meters you will see the shrine.
Official Website： http://www.oyamadera.jp/
Oyama Afuri Jinja
A shrine which is also in Oyama. It has a history of more than 2200 years. Oyama mountain is also called the rainfall mountain because of the weather there is always rainy.
Name： Oyama Afuri Jinja
Address： 355 Oyama, Isehara, Kanagawa
Access： Take the odakyū odawara line to the Isehara Station, and transfer to the bus of the Kanagawa Central Transportation to Oyama Cable Station, walk about 500 meters to take the Oyama Cable car to Oyama Afuri Jinja station. The shrine will be in front of you when you get off the cable car.
Official Website： http://www.afuri.or.jp/
The Samukawa Jinja which has a history of about 1500 years is in Koza-gun of Kanagawa. It attracts many people’s faith from the ancient time in hoyoke, the protection for removing calamities related to direction.
Name： Samukawa Jinja
Address： 3916 Miyayama, Samukawa-Cho, Koza-gun, Kanagawa
Access： Take the JR Sagami Line to the Miyayama Station and then walk for 10 minutes.
Official Website： http://samukawajinjya.jp/
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