The Kabushima shrine is a picturesque shrine located on a small hill surrounded by the sea. The shrine enshrines goddess Benzaiten and for centuries local fishermen and townspeople have come to the shrine to pray for good luck business, fishing, and more.
Since the word “kabu” in Kabushima can mean both “turnip” and “stock” in Japanese, the shrine is a popular place for people to come and pray for good luck in the stock market, as well as for a few people who come to pray for their own popularity “stock.”
The shrine was completely destroyed in a fire on November 5, 2015, so a temporary shrine office is currently located near the entrance to Kabushima Kaihin Park.
The new shrine is under construction and is scheduled to be reopened in March 2020.
(The pictures featured above and below are from before the shrine was destroyed by the fire).
» The Tanesashi Sightseeing Bus Umineko
- Same-56-2 Samemachi, Hachinohe, Aomori
- By Car: 30 min from Hachinohe Station, 20 min from downtown, 25 min from the Hachinohe
By Train: 15 min walk from the Same Station
By Bus: Get off at the「Kabushima Kaihin Koen」on the Umineko Bus