Starting from a bamboo forest, Seasonal Shrines takes racers through a Japanese landscape featuring an underground river, past a Buddha statue, across bridges and up a tall staircase in a very technical course with many route splits. Every lap, the season and time of day changes after racers leave the underground river, true to the track's name: the first lap begins in spring at dawn, the second lap goes to summer at noon, and the final lap is in autumn at dusk.
The music for the car portions of the track is a fast-paced remix of "Idaten" from Shinobi III. The music for the boat portions is a remix of "Japonesque", also from Shinobi III. The intro music is a remix of "Itazoi", again from Shinobi III.