Walking on Drift Ice
Emperor Chuai is among six important figures enshrined at this age old shrine, which is also known as Echizen Ichinomiya and Hokurikudo Sochinju. Legend has it the great torii gate there was built from temple juniper wood that washed ashore from Sadogashima. Alongside those at Itsukushima Jinja in Hiroshima and Kasuga-Taisha in Nara, it is one of Japan's three largest wooden torii, and is designated as a cultural asset of national importance.
Address: 11-68 Akebono-cho, Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture
About 15 minutes by Community Bus from JR Tsuruga Station (get off at Kehi Jingu-Mae)