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Mt. Yakumo is just behind Suga Shrine in Daito, Unnan, and is famous for being the birthplace of the poetry form “waka”. The mountain spring water is said to be sacred and bring longevity and prevent aging. Getting There: Take the Ichibata Bus bound for Daito from JR Matsue Station. Get off at Suga (approx. [...]
- Yaeyama Shrine
Yaeyama Shrine is located on the side of Mt. Yaeyama in Unnan City. It is dedicated to Susano, who is famous for slaying the eight-headed creature Yamata-no-orochi. The steep approach takes you through deep forest to the shrine gate where two guardian lions lie in wait. Next to the shrine building is a sacred statue of a [...]
- Suga Shrine
Suga Shrine, located in Daito-cho in Unnan City, is dedicated to Susano and his wife Inada-hime. They settled here after their marriage at Yaegaki Shrine. The shrine is also known as the birthplace of waka, a form of poetry. It is said that Susano looked up at clouds when building the palace here for his [...]