There is Ojika peninsula in the northeast part of
Miyagi Prefecture. By the tip of the peninsula, there is Kinkasan
It is about 5 km from north to south and 4 km from east to west. The narrowest channel between the island and peninsula is less than 1 km.
This island is a mountain on the sea, and the highest peak is 445 meters high.
In this island, only Shinto priests of Koganeyama Shrine live.
And deers and monkeys live in this island, and we can meet several deer at the precincts of the shrine.
Shrine is on the western mountainside of the island, and whole island
is god precincts. (It is commonly called "Kinkasan Shrine".)
It is said that it was built in 750, then it is one of three major holy sites in Tohoku District.
Current buildings were rebuilt in the early 20th century.
"Kogane" means "gold", so this shrine has been believed as a god of
money, production and commerce since a long time ago.
It is believed that we have enough for money throughout our life after we visit and worship here in three consecutive years.
is a rocky shore on the east coast of the island.
"Senjojiki" means "a place as wide as a thousand of tatami mats are spread". Wide rocky shore spreads on the edge of the surf of Pacific Ocean.
There is no taxi or bus in this island, then we must visit on foot.
From Koganeyama Shrine, through the peak of island, we have about 4 km and it takes about 2 hours.
Along the coast, through the lighthouse at the south part of this island, we have about 8 km and it takes about 3 hours.
By high-speed ship, it takes 20
The shuttle bus runs from the port to Koganeyama Shrine.