Shirahige Shrine

Shirahige Shrine is one of the best places to travel in Takashima-shi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Shirahige Shrine posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Shirahige Shrine 4 Reviews

Shirohige Shrine stands by the Lake Biwa and is proud of the oldest history in Oumi region. To be surprised, its torii gate stands on the lake! We can see the illuminated torii at night, and the lightened by the rising sun in the early morning.

This is the oldest one in Shiga and a main shrine of Shirahige shrines all over Japan. Its torii gate on the lake is famous and admired as 'Itsukushima In Oumi' (Oumi is an old name for Shiga). Also, the view of the Lake Biwa seen from the inner place of the shrine is breathtaking! You can find many other attractions in the precinct such as a monument of Japanese poem.◎This shrine has many divine help like long life and also has group of tumulus in the depth. Because of these, it's popular as a spiritual power spot and the young who visit here is on the increase.

Torii Arch standing alone in Lake Biwa. On sunny days, here's a good shooting spot of Torii and blue of the lake. Shirahige Shrine is located at the opposite side of the road.