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Birthplace of Princess Nunakawa

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Shimamichi Valley

Shimamichi Valley

Entrance to the Sacred Forest

Sacred Stone

  • Shimamichi Valley
  • Entrance to the Sacred Forest
  • Sacred Stone

Birthplace of Princess Nunakawa

Birthplace of Itoigawa’s Local Ruler and Goddess

Known locally as the ubusho or ‘birthplace,’ legend has it that these boulders located deep in Itoigawa’s picturesque Shimamichi Valley, were the birthplace of Princess Nunakawa. The boulders have long been regarded as an object of worship and a small shrine is built into the crevice of the boulders.

The ubusho is often visited by those wishing to pray for happy marriage or safe childbirth.

AddressShimamichi, Itoigawa
Contact Info
Business HoursDawn until Dusk
Days ClosedClosed in Winter
Parking & Transit InfoParking for 5 cars / Light hiking required from parking lot