It's an old shrine for Ebisu, known as the Spirit of Luck.
The main shrine is built in the "mihozukuri style," which is a rare style featuring two conjoined taishazukuri shrines, also designated as an important cultural national property.
Meanwhile, Ebisu is known as a Spirit found of musical instruments.
Therefore, various instruments, including the oldest music box in Japan are offered to the shrine.
In April and December, there's a representative ceremony of the Izumo myth.
Next to the Miho Shrine, there's a narrow bluish stone paved path, called Aoishidatamidōri.
The buildings and stores along that path convey the elegance of old time.
From Matsue Station by Ichibata bus (to Mihonoseki terminal) 40 minutes (Please check the schedule of low floor buses.) Get off at Mihonoseki terminal, transfer to the Mihonoseki community bus, Mihonoseki Line (no low floor buses), 30 minutes. Get off at the Miho Jinja Iriguchi bus stop.
Bumps at the entrance
Bathroom entrance width
Accessible parking space
Display items with multilingual explanation
Staff fluent in foreign languages
Audio (English) guidance
View of the Miho Shrine grounds entrance. There are stairs from the front side inner torii. *There are no ramps or slopes for vehicles.
Front entrance. You can see stairs behind the torii
View of the stairs after passing through the torii. There are three sets of stairs up to the main shrine
To see the 3rd stairs from the 2nd stairs
Be careful while moving on the grounds of the front shrine, because there are ditches.
View of the front shrine of Miho Shrine. It has a unique style called mihozukuri.It’s the head shrine of the Ebisu spirit in Japan.
View of the shrine office on the grounds. There’s an 11cm(4.3in) bump in front of the shrine office.
View of the bathroom at the free parking space closest to the Miho Shrine Multipurpose bathrooms are installed
Inside view of the multipurpose bathroom. The toilet bowl is attached to the left side of the wall facing the entrance.