Shirohebi Shrine

Shrine grounds located on top of a hill in Iwakuni.

Iwakuni City is nationally famous for its large inhabitance of albino white snakes. The harmless white snakes are designated national treasures and grow up to roughly 180cm long. Iwakuni has a designated shrine for the white snakes in Marifu, roughly 15 minutes by car from the main gate. The shrine itself is a beautiful wooden structure and the accompanying buildings house white snakes that are available for viewing to the public during open hours. The shrine is relatively new, constructed in 2014 and is extremely well kept.