Commonly called "Suibun Jinja". Approx. 20 minutes bumpy bus ride from Tondabayashi Station. Get off at the bus stop, walk in to see two huge stone torii, one at the front, another on the right. Go under the front one, and climb up the stairs for about 50m to find a quiet hall of worship surrounded by huge pine trees in front of you. It was razed to the ground by Nobunaga. Local people rebuilt it, gathering wood from all over. Some parts of the pillars are damaged, conveying their strong faith all the more. You cannot help but clasp your hands and pray.
Further up the stone steps, there lies the main shrine built by Lord Masashige Kusunoki on the order of Emperor Godaigo in 1334. It is dedicated to Ame-no-mi-nakanushi-no-kami, Ame-no-mikumari-no-kami, Kuni-no-mikumari-no-kami, Mitsuha-no-me-no-kami, and Seori-tsu-hime-no-kami. It is built in an unusual fashion of three shrines topped with cypress bark connected with corridors, and is designated as an Important Cultural Property. (General worship is allowed in the worship hall only).
Well, go down another stone steps on the side of the worship hall. Go under the torii on the right-hand side, and you reach the side shrine of Nagi Jinja. It is the oldest shrine dedicated to Lord Masashige Kusunoki. The grand rebuilt shrine has a beauty unavailable in the city with harmony between the natural color of hinoki cypress and green of the maple and pine trees. After a relaxing visit, press on to the birthplace of Lord Kusunoki.