It is the shrine that is counted in “Japan’s Three Major Inari Shrine” with Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto Prefecture and Kasama Inari Shrine in Ibaraki Prefecture. The shrine is very beautiful and popular for photography. Approximately 3 million people visit the shrine annually, and in Kyushu district it is the second largest number after Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine. The red Torii gates at the end of the main hall lead to Okunoin (inner shrine). You can see a spectacular view from Okunoin which can see the Ariake Sea if the weather is nice. The flowers of the four seasons are beautiful, cherry blossoms bloom in spring, and Momiji (Japanese maple) and ginkgo turn red in autumn. Higashiyama Park, the outer garden of Yutoku Inari Shrine, is one of the most famous flower places in the Kashima City such as azalea, cherry blossoms, cosmos.
After getting off at Hizen-Kashima station, get on the Yutoku Bus from the bus stop in front of the station and get off at “Yutokujinja-mae” bus stop. It takes about 10 minutes and the fare is 320 yen one way (※as of September 2018). If you go from Hizen-Hama station, you need to walk about 10 minutes to the nearest bus stop so if you only go to Yutoku Inari Shrine, Hizen-Kashima station is recommended.
It takes about 10 minutes from Hizen-Kashima station and the fare is about 1400 yen. It takes about 8 minutes from Hizen-Hama station and the fare is about 1040 yen.
It takes about 25 minutes from Hizen-Kashima station, and it takes about 15 minutes from Hizen-Hama station. Please read “Rental Bicycle” for details such as charge.
It takes about 40 minutes to walk from Hizen-Hama station.