Tamasaki shrine is worshipping “Tamayori hime” the mother of first Emperor "Jinmu" and has a long history. It was highly regarded and was listed on the archives formulated in the 10th century however it is unknown when the shrine was opened. According to the record the current building of the shrine was constructed in 1687 and designated as a tangible cultural asset by Chiba prefecture. The highlight of this shrine is the annual matsuri festival on September 13 which has been held for over 1200 years.
Tsurigasaki beach is the venue of the Kazusa twelve shrines festival so really holy place. This festival was started in 807 and has over 1200-year history. On September 13, portable shrines come here from several shrines which are relatives of “Tamayori-hime” the god of Tamasaki shrine. Tsurigasaki beach is also known as the spot of surfing. Some international competitions are held and it will be the venue of the Olympic games in 2020.
Satoyama (rich nature area)
Satoyama means a village forest or rice field area in Japanese. Ichinomiya has not only the ocean but also satoyama. There are many rice fields surrounded by forests and it is the symbol of the rural Japan.
Kanmyoji temple which was used to be the temple attached to Tamasaki Shrine is a very old temple of TENDAI. The carving of hell and paradise created in 1718 is really valuable to see.
The park is located 30m above the sea level and there used to be the Ichinomiya castle here. From the park, the panoramic view of Ichinomiya can be seen.
Akutagawa Ryunosuke was a Japanese writer in Taisyo period (1912-1926) and really famous now days. Akutagawa house is located on the river side of Ichinomiya river near the beach and he stayed here in 1914 and 1916. During the staying, he wrote a long love letter to his girlfriend “Fumi” and they got married later.