The hiking trail up to the summit of Mt. Hino (about 3 km each way) begins near this shrine. Part of the history goes back to one of the N.E. Asia wars about 100 years ago; either the one against Russia (1904-5 Nichi-Ro senso, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russo-Japanese_War) or the one before that (1884-85 the first Sino-Japanese war, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Sino-Japanese_War). Propped on a stone platform to the left of the main building are 2 life-sized artillery shells of the time carved from stone. The pavillion left of center here contains several panels of painted story or scenery, complete with accompanying text painted in brush strokes.