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    Furumiya shrine (Princess Karauta)

    Furumiya shrine enshrines the Princess Karauta. The legend says that Princess karauta fell in love with the first imperial prince (Ichinomiya-Takayoshi-Shinnou ) of Emperor Godaigo, but died soon after giving birth to a baby in Iya. Later, she came to be worshiped as the Deity for easy and safe delivery and there are many visitors paying homage at a shrine.

    Every year on the 2nd Sunday in September, the Furumiya shrine festival is held from around noon.

    Basic information

    Address
    Awashi, Nishi-Iyayamamura, Miyoshi City
    Parking lot
    No parking lot, but 4-5 cars would be possible to park in front of the shrine.
    Access
    Get off at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the National route 32 bound for Kochi→Take the Prefectural road 45→ Before the Iya tunnnel, take the right side road→ Take the right road at the Y-shaped branch toward the Awashi→ Take the left turn twice (namely, upward twice)→ Continue about 1Km and at the guide plate"Furumiya Shrine" turn down to the right→ Continue about 2Km and at the T-shaped, turn right (if you turn lelft, it will go to the Keisoku-san campsite) → Continue about 200m and at the small guide plate, turn down to the right and about 400m ahead.

    Journey time is approx. 1 hour by car.