Kuroiwa Inari Shrine


Power up your energy by climbing the hill to look at the series of red Torii gates and the worship hall.

Legend says that this shrine was established during the reign of Emperor Go-Toba when Jizen-ni, a member of the Heike (Taira) clan, secretly escaped from the Battle of Dan-no-ura to Mt. Kuroiwa, where he enshrined a branch of the divine spirit of Fushimi Inari from Kyoto. The deity enshrined here is Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami. This deity was widely worshipped as a deity of agriculture, where the “Uka” in the name represents grains. But as history progressed, the deity came to represent occupations in general, adding industry and commerce to agriculture, and today continues to be worshiped widely in that role. Visitors here can worship in serenity, surrounded by beautiful cherry blossoms and fresh greenery. The Hatsuumasai festival is held on the first day of the horse in February (referring to a system in which the twelve zodiac signs are cycled over the days of the year), during which the grounds bustle with worshippers.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-0106 福岡県小郡市三沢1791
Address 1791 Mitsusawa, Ogori City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0942-72-4008
Fax Number 0942-80-0284
Car Park Yes
Access ・About 30 minutes walk from Mitsusawa Station on the Nishitetsu Omuta Line
・About 30 minutes walk from JR Motoyama Station
・About 15 minutes by car from Tosu JCT
Website https://kanko-ogori.net/kuroiwainari/

Cycling equipment

Bicycle stands 2 spaces
Loan of pumps for sports bikes None
Loan of bicycle tools None
Toilets Yes
Drinking water (tap water, etc.) None
Tourist brochures, cycling maps, etc. None

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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