Massha Miyayama-jinja Shrine

Passing through the precinct, you can see the massha (branch shrine) of Miyayama-jinja Shrine on the opposite side of the path.  Miyama-jinja Shrine was established by merging seven smaller shrines located in their respective districts of the Miyama area through construction of the new shrine building at the current location.  In September 1911, four shrines including Kotohira-jinja shrine, Yatsurugi-jinja shrine, and Ikazuchi-jinja shrines were merged.  Mitsumine-jinja shrine was further merged in 1969 to finally establish Miyayama-jinja Shrine.