Shiinoo Hachimangu Shrine

Shiino Hachimangu Shrine rests atop a large hill located close to the Kintai Bridge.

Built in 1626 by then Iwakuni lord Hiroyoshi Yoshikawa, Shiino Hachimangu Shrine rests atop a large hill located close to the Kintai Bridge. The pathway up to the shrine is lined with large red flags, and the summit offers a grand view that overlooks a large portion of Iwakuni.

Largely known by locals as the host to the Shinko Festival, an attraction held once every 33 years, the most recent edition of this fabled tradition was held in 2013. The 12th edition of this festival is scheduled for 2046.

Although there are plenty of parking spots available atop the hill next to the shrine, access is both narrow and difficult and thus we recommend parking next to the Kintai Bridge by the river, and walking the approximate 8 minute walk to the shrine from there.