This is a place visited by Minamoto Yoshiie to pray a victory, who laid the foundation of Genji building the Kamakura Shogunate. It has been said that the shrine was re-built by Minamoto Yoshiie as a token of appreciation of the victory. The upside-down Japanese cedar, the God tree, is more than about 1500 years old, so that you will feel the history and magnificence. The tree was designated national natural treasure in 1937, and also “Top 100 of famous trees in Japan” in 1990. According to tradition, the tree was planted by Minamoto Yoshiie to pray a victory. In the premises, there is a pond flowing spring water “Wakamizu”, whose water bring longevity, known as a sacred place.
Shiobara Hachimangu (Upside-down Japanese cedar)