The Near Shore (此岸 Shigan ) is, according to the Gods, the world of living beings such as humans. The beings from the Near Shore typically cannot see the beings of the Far Shore, like Gods, Shinki, or Ayakashi. There are a few exceptions, of course. Many animals and small children are still attuned with the Far Shore and can see the Far Shore residents.
The Iki family is also known for being able to sense Far Shore residents as well, though it has not been explained why as of yet.