Tanizubentensonten in Odawara / white skin god.


When I was walking near Fukusenji Temple in Odawara, I saw an interesting signboard.
It is wrote "Popular with women Whitening skin god(Benzaiten)"

Strangely, there are two bells and a gong.

Why don't you go for whitening?

The object of worship in a Shinto shrine : Benzaiten Visitor fee : Free Access : It takes 5 minutes from the Odawara station on foot Benefit : Beauty
Address:〒250-0043  Tanizu, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa,
Map :

Okubo shrine in Odawara / Kanagawa prefecture

Okubo shrine 大久保神社 
Okubo Shrine just up the hill from Odawara Castle.

This stair is not hard.

The shrine was under renovation. I was able to talk to the engineer who was working on the construction. He said that the typhoon in 2018 broke the rooftop part and was destroyed.
However, small shrines like Okubo Shrine have no money to repair
This repair took a long time to repair because it was covered by insurance money.

Construction is already completed. Please visit

Visitor fee : entrance free  Access :  It takes 10 minutes from

Mt.Tanzawa / Mt.Tonotake / Yamanokami shrine (Kanagawa prefecture)

Mt.Tanzawa / Mt.Tounotake / Yamanokami shrine. 
I visited to Okura Hadano-city.

If you visit to Mt.Tanzawa you should pray the Yamanokamisya shrine before you to climb.

And I climbed Mt.Tanzawa

Yamanokami shrine's Information
The object of worship in a Shinto shrine:Oyamatsunomikoto

Zeniaraibenzaiten ugahuku-jinja shrine / increase money if you wash it (Kanagawa prefecture)

Zeniaraibenzaiten ugahuku-jinja shrine
 / 銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社 

This shrine has a legend story that is increase money if you wash money at water of Zeniaraibenten. 
There is a course I want to recommend for those who are confident in one's leg strength.
That is “Kesyozaka kiritoshi” (化粧坂切通し)course.
Kiritooshi(切通し)Road which we cut through mountains or hills.

The way(Kiritoshi) leads to the area of ​​Musashi directions (Tokyo and Saitama) as a main entrance, it had an important meaning in Kamakura's defense.

The slope was slippery and uneven to prevent passing horse. It is a slope of about 80m.

If you are not confident in your leg strength or the weather is bad, this course can not be recommended.

Use another some course or a using bus or taxi. Even taxi from Kamakura Station can go for 730yen. (※ fee is varies depending on traffic conditions)

Source by "taxisite"

This is entrance of Zeniaraibenzaiten ugahuku-jinja shrine(銭洗弁財天宇賀福神社).

Jochi-ji temple / Juhuku-ji temple is one of Kamakuragosan(Kanagawa prefecture)

Jouchi-ji temple / 浄智寺 

Juhuku-ji temple is one of Kamakuragosan(鎌倉五山). Jochi-ji temple is covered with rich greenery that is designated as a National Historic Site.

The old stone bridge in front of the entrance, There is "Kanronoi"(甘露ノ井) which is one of the top 10 delicious water field at Kamakura(鎌倉十井). Long time ago we could drink some delicious water in there, now we can't it.

About "Kamakura Jissei"(鎌倉十井)
It was said that Kamakura's water wasn't good taste, because there is sea near the Kamakura and the drinking water was effected by the solt of sea water. However, Among all water field, the best 10 in kamakura is called "Kamakura Jissei" and "Kamakura Gomeisui". 

but there are not field that we can drink them now.

This is main hall. Dongeden(曇華殿) name come from Udonge's(優曇華) flower. The flower has legend that blooms onece in 3,000 years.

Sansebutu(三世仏) built in the Muromachi period, Amida / Syaka / Miroku from the left. Each …