Mt. Shinzan/Shinzan Shrine

Partway up the path leading to the Mt. Shinzan Shrine Honden, or inner shrine, is the Goshaden. There used to be five shrines called the Goshado, but they burned down in a fire and were rebuilt as a single shrine. The decorated end beams are said to be characteristic of the late Edo Period. The graffiti found on the inner walls and pillars of the Honden, dating back as early as 1804 and chronicling the prayers of sailors for safe passage on the sea and of villagers for household safety, serves as an important resource in learning about the religious beliefs of the time.