Amano Iwato (Selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of the 100 best waters)

A cave where Amaterasu Omikami hid. The spring water is one of the top 100 famous waters, the Oshimazakura cherry blossoms are designated as a natural monument by the city, and the early mochi pounding during the cherry blossom season is a traditional performing art of the area, making it a famous place that is full of interest.

It is a legendary place where Amaterasu Omikami hid after grieving the violence of Susanoo no Mikoto. It is located on the border of Shima City and Ise City. The gushing Iwashimizu water has been selected as one of Japan's top 100 waters. (Water can be taken home, but please do not drink raw water; be sure to boil it before drinking.)
Oshimazakura, a natural monument designated by the city, is also famous, and during the cherry blossom season there is a ``Sakura, Mochi, and Famous Water Enjoyment'' event, and there is also a ``Hayamochitsuki'', a traditional performing art of this Erihara area, where the Preservation Society performs mochi. there is.


Erihara, Isobe-machi, Shima City
Opening hours
There is no lighting equipment, so be careful after sunset.
Required time
1 hours
Public transportation: Get off at Mie Kotsu “Amanoiwato Exit” 20 minutes walk
By car: Approximately 32 minutes from Ise Expressway Ise Nishi I.C. via Ise Road (Prefectural Route 20)

Please enter "Ama no Iwato (Erihara Wind Cave)" into your car navigation system.
Pass through the stone torii gate near the Mie Kotsu bus stop "Amanoiwatoguchi" along Prefectural Route 32 (Ise Road) and go straight for about 2km (about 5 minutes).
*Large buses cannot enter.
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