Kabushima-jinja Shrine, where the Buddhist goddess Benzaiten is enshrined, has been a place of worship where visitors have prayed for prosperous business and fishing safety since olden times. Since the word "kabu" in Kabushima can mean both "turnip" and "stock" in Japanese, it is popular for people to pray here for the value of their shares to increase, as well as for their own popularity "stock."
The shrine pavilion 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. You can still explore the grounds where the fire took place.
|Address||56-2 Aza Same, Oaza Same-machi, Hachinohe City|
|Access||By car: 30 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 20 minutes from downtown Hachinohe, 25 minutes from Hachinohe IC on Hachinohe Expressway
By train: 15-minute walk from Same Station on JR Hachinohe Line
By bus: Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko - "Kabushima Kaihin Koen" stop