Sada Shrine – 佐太神社

Designated as an Important National Cultural Asset, Sada Shrine has the rare characteristic of being composed by three Taisha-tsukuri style halls, the same style of architecture as Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.

Taking its name from Sada-no-okami, protector of the northern Shimane Peninsula, the shrine is dedicated to twelve deities, among which are the most important ones of Shintoism – the couple that created Japan, Izanagi and Izanami, and their children, Amaterasu and Susanoo. Sada Shin Noh, a ritual dance designated as an intangible UNESCO world heritage, is performed annually at this shrine (See below).

URL Sada Shrine Website (in Japanese) ›› Click here
Access Located in the district of Kashima (northwest of central Matsue), Sada Shrine can be reached by bus from JR Matsue Station bound for Etomo. Get off at Sada-jinja-mae Stop