Hinomisaki Shrine

Basic data

Facility summary and accessibility conditions

The beautiful vermillion shrine and stone buildings on the grounds were built by order of Iemitsu Tokugawa.
It’s designated as a nationally important cultural property.
Just behind the Hinomisaki Shrine is Fumishima Island, which is located in the Hinomisaki seaport.
It’s the sanctuary of the shrine: 3,000 square meters of uninhabited island.
This island is also the breeding place of the black-tailed gulls and has therefore been designated as a natural treasure.
There are lots of bumps, such as stone stairs, on the site of the shrine.
It’s located at a distance of around 700 meters from the lighthouse.
You can go along the promenade but there are steep slopes.

Address 455 Hinomisaki, Izumo, Shimane
Telephone 0853-54-5261
Fax 0853-54-5261
URL http://www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp/
E-mail taisha@kankou-taisha.jp
Reception hours 8:30 - 18:00 Shrine office reception
Regular holidays

Open throughout the year

Transportation, closest station, bus stop

From the JR Sanin main line’s Izumo-shi Station, take the Ichibata bus (to Izumo Taisha-Hinomisaki) 45 minutes, and get off at Hinomisaki.
From the bus stop to the shrine, it’s about 5 minutes on foot.
*The schedule for low floor buses is irregular.
So, if you need one, it’s necessary to check and confirm beforehand.

Bumps at the entrance

There are stairs with about ten steps.
No ramps.

Entrance width 230cm
Accessible bathroom No
Bathroom entrance width
Accessible parking space


Wheelchair loaning


Multilingual information Not available
Display items with multilingual explanation Not available
Multilingual pamphlets Not available
Staff fluent in foreign languages

Not available

Wifi connection No
Audio (English) guidance


Accesible data

Photo Comment
Chōzu View of the chōzu at the Hinomisaki Shrine entrance.
It’s possible to get close in a wheelchair.
Stairs of the entrance to the shrine Stairs of the Hinomisaki shrine entrance.
Stairs are the only way to the grounds.
There are no ramps.
Umineko Slope From the Hinomisaki Shrine, on the Umineko Slope.
It’s difficult to go alone on a manual wheelchair, because it’s a long, continuous steep slope.

Inspector’s comments

A wheelchair user (powered) / Male
I went on the Hinomisaki walk course, but it’s hilly.
I could manage out because I am using a powered wheelchair.
I think it’s difficult for manual wheelchair users to go alone.

There are accessible bathrooms at the parking space and near the lighthouse, which was convenient.