Shiogama Shrine is one of the most renowned Shinto shrines in Miyagi Prefecture. Said to be established some 1200 years ago. 15 of its buildings are designated Important Cultural Properties and the dozens of Shiogama Zakura trees that dot the grounds are designated as Natural Monument.
Every year two illumination events are held at Shiogama Shrine, once in the spring and once in autumn. The spring illumination is held during peak Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Northeastern Japan and serves as a gorgeous counterpart to the autumn one which is held in peak autumn foliage season. While Hanami (flower viewing) is usually conducted during the day in Japan, in this event, you can experience the fleeting beauty of Sakura in full bloom beautifully illuminated at night in a place soaked with history.
During this event, traditional Shinto theatrical music performances will also be held at the main shrine.
Shiogama Shrine Spring Light-up
April 19-20 2019
| Shiogama Shrine Spring Light-up
Light-up event held during peak sakura season