Considered one of Itamuro onsen town’s three major shrines, Itamuro Onsen Shrine is associated with divine cures for arthritis and neuralgia (nerve pain).
The craftsmen who reconstructed the building in the year 1827 remain unknown, however the building itself was erected as a donation.
Ornate peacocks are depicted on the pillars before the front-facing stairs, and its beams are adorned with dragon sculptures.
Save for its façade, the entirety of the main shrine is decorated with exquisite sculptures depicting various flora and fauna, and the roof is made using the ‘nagare zukuri’ technique – consisting of a projecting gabled roof, and very typical for Shinto shrines.
The shrine holds its festival day each year on the 8th of October, when it is bustling with visitors from all over.