This ancient shrine is one of the locations at which Amaterasu, the Shinto Goddess of the Sun, was enshrined before moving to Ise-jingu Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture. In fact, this shrine predates Ise-jingu Grand Shrine by fifty-four years. It is also one of only two shrines in Japan to use black cedar torii gates. The shrine is a close walk from the local train station, and another nearby shrine called Amanoiwato Shrine, located in a ravine up the side of a boulder. There are legends that say Amaterasu lived underneath this rock during a period of seclusion.
- 217 Oemachi Naiku, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
- 10 minutes on foot from Oeyamaguchi Naiku Station on Kyoto Tango Railway