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Founded in the early 11th century, the Ushimado jinja shrine sits on top of a hill from where the view extends over the Seto Inland Sea and the surrounding small islands.
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Saidaiji Kannon-in Temple
Saidaiji Kannon-in Temple in Okayama is the venue for the annual Hadaka matsuri (Naked Festival) in February when 10,000 men compete to catch two wooden charms thrown into the throng.
Kibitsu & Kibitsuhiko Shrines
Kibitsu Shrine & Kibitsuhiko Shrine in Okayama Prefecture enshrine Kibitsuhiko no mikoto a prince sent to the area to kill a legendary demon, Ura.
Saijo Inari Okayama
Saijo Inari in Okayama Prefecture is one of the Top Three Inari shrines/temples in Japan along with Fushimi Inari in Kyoto and Toyokawa Inari in Aichi.
Karube Shrine, known as The Breast Shrine or Oppai Jinja is located in Soja city in Okayama.
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