The shrine was established in the ninth century. Shiogama jinja was one of two the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) for the Mutsu Province. When Miyagi Prefecture and Fukushima Prefecture were create in the Meiji period, the shrine continued to be the ichinomiya for the same area.
- "Nationwide List of Ichinomiya," p. 2; retrieved 2012-3-13.
Media related to Shiogama-jinja at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Japanese) Shiogama Jinja homepage
- (in Japanese) Guide to the Cultural Properties of Shiogama City
- (in English) Introduction to Shiogama Jinja