Akaiiwa Shrine

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Shrine for Okuninushi

Shrine for Okuninushi

Akaiiwa Shrine in Tottori houses the Shinto Diety Okuninushi. The Shrine is also home to the gods Susanoo-no-Mikoto and Inatahime-no-Mikoto. In Japanese Mythology, Okuninushi is a younger brother to many gods who wins the hand of Yakamihime. Furious that the princess chose Okuninushi over his brothers, the brothers slayed Okuninushi with a burning rock. However, it is said Okuninushi's mother revived him twice even after the feats. The shrine is said to provide recovery for those who visit. If you feel like you need to rejuvenate yourself, maybe stop by the Akaiiwa Shrine during your Japan Tour to recharge your spirit!

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