History/ Culture

Takao Shrine

Located in the corner of a small park along the Kachu River just a few minutes’ walk from Yamura Fir...

Ishibune Shrine

This shrine is best known for possessing one of Japan’s most unusual objects of worship: the preserv...

Keirinji Temple

This Zen temple was founded as the family temple of the Oyamada clan, who ruled Tsuru from the thirt...

Hokyoji Temple

ounded in 1356, this quiet temple located near Higashi Katsura Station provides a calming environmen...

Oide Shrine

This shrine is named after nearby Oide Mountain, where a mysterious event inspired its founding. Acc...

Dazaifuten Shrine

A branch of the influential Daizaifu Tenmangu Shrine, the earliest records indicate this shrine was ...

Katsuyama Castle Ruin

This mountain located on the north side of Tsuru bears the remains of Katsuyama Castle, the strongho...