Shrine Spots in Oita Area

  • Usa-jingu Shrine
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    Oita Pref. Usashi Minamiusa 2859
    This Shinto shrine is famous for being the head shrine of all 40 thousand Hachiman shrines in Japan dedicated to Emperor Ojin as the god Hachiman in a syncretic belief system which combines elements of Buddhism. Enshrining Hachiman as well as Hime and Empress Jingu, the shrine was founded in 725. The grounds are spacious, and the main shrine building, a National Treasure, is divided between an upper building located on a hill and a lower building located at the base. The first hall of the upper building is believed to provide luck with money and business; the second and third are believed to provide luck with love and easy childbirth.

    八幡神社の総本社、宇佐神宮の鳥居、さすがに総本社に相応しい立派な鳥居です。参道もきれいに整えられていて、心もひきしまります。

  • Sasamuta Shrine
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    36 Reviews
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Souda 1644
    A Shinto shrine located in Soda, Oita City. The shrines origins date back the building of a small “hokora” wayside shrine on the order of ancient Emperor Ojin. A renowned destination for enjoying wisteria blossoms, a giant wisteria plant said to be 450 years old grows on the grounds. During the peak blooming period in early May, the shrine holds a wisteria festival which attracts many visitors.

    This place is just a few minutes away from our neighborhood. A Japanese Shinto Shrine in Oita. I invite my friends every year in the Spring to see the Wisreria (Fuji) flowers in Sasamuta Shrine...

  • Yusuhara Hachimangu Shrine
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Yahata 987
    A Shinto shrine located in Kamiyahata, Oita City. A deity was ceremonially transferred here from Usa Jingu Shrine in 827, after which this shrine became the most important in the ancient Bungo Province. The grounds are home to a giant camphor tree said to be over 3,000 years old and which has been designated a National Natural Monument. The shrine’s Nandaimon (the Great South Gate), rebuilt in 1866, is covered with stunning carvings. The gate is also known as Higurashimon, which means a gate from sunrise to sundown, implying that one never gets tired of contemplating it.

    車で一番近くの駐車場までいきましたが、歩いて登っている方も見かけました。道が狭いのとトラックなどに出合うので注意は必要です。御朱印をもらっている人が多くいました。初めて行きましたが自然の中にあり、古い建物や、絵がとても雰囲気があり良かったです。 下から歩くのはかなり大変だと思います

  • Oita Gokoku Jinja Shrine
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Maki 1371
    A Shinto shrine located in Maki, Oita City. The shrine was founded in 1875 to enshrine those warriors who died in the Saga Rebellion the previous year. Thereafter, the shrine also came to be used to enshrine those who fell in the Satsuma Rebellion and the Shinpuren Rebellion, then those who died in wars from the First Sino-Japanese War onward. The temple’s grounds are a renowned destination for viewing plum and cherry blossoms in spring. A scenic lookout on the grounds also boasts a sweeping view of Oita City.

    物悲しくも穏やかに雄大に厳かな葬礼を誇ります。 参拝に幾度も行きます。 先輩方の鎮魂は後輩の輩共の役目。 社会的責務を忘れない為に年1-2回訪れています。

  • Komo Shrine (Osada Hachimangu)
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    Oita Pref. Nakatsushi Osada 209
    A Shinto shrine located in Osada, Nakatsu City. Founded some 1,200 years ago, the main shrine building is called the “outer shrine,” while the “inner shrine” is a pond called Misumi Pond which has been deemed a “go-shintai” or physical repository of a god. The shrine’s grounds have been designated a Historic Site as well as a Natural Monument by the prefecture. The current shrine gate, built by the samurai Hosokawa Tadaoki, has been designated a National Important Cultural Property.

    宇佐神宮をお参りした後にその始宮と言われるこちらにもお参りしました。広くて壮観な宇佐神宮もとても素敵でしたがこちらの神社の雰囲気が本当に好きで。 樟の大木に出迎えられた後、緑のトンネルの先に神殿(外宮)と池(内宮)があります。 静かで穏やかで少し怖いような、とても雰囲気のある神社でした。

  • Kirishima Shrine
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoutsukahara
    A Shinto shrine located in Tsukawara Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. Known for its renowned spring welling up on the grounds, many people come here to collect its waters. During the shrine’s traditional Amazake Festival in December, men work as servers, resulting in the event also being known as the Kakaa denka (a family whose wife holds a stronger position than her husband) Festival.
  • Shiratake Shrine
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    Oita Yufu-shi Hasamamachi Tani 2091
  • Awashimasha Shrine / Awashima Park
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    Oita Pref. Bungotakadashi Usuno 7-10
    "This shrine is located on the side of National Route 213 in Usuno, Bungotakada City. Legend has it that the shrine, which sits on top of a cliff that faces the ocean, will grant women a single wish. Many people shrine to pray for marriage, something that has led to National Route 213 gaining the nickname ""Koikana Road,"" a pun about love coming true. The adjacent Awashima Park also has a monument to ""tying the knot."""
  • Kumohachimangu Shrine
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    Oita Nakatsu-shi Yabakei Machi Miyazono 407
    "This Shinto shrine can be reached by going west a short distance on the road in front of the Miyazono Community Center; the shrine will be visible on the right hand side. The shrine's office and the Kumohachimangu Culture Hall are located a little to the east beyond some private homes and farm fields. The shrine is dedicated to the gods Kumonoyahata-no-Okami and Myoken-Okami. A sacred tree which once stood on the grounds known as the ""Thousand Year Cedar"" was said to have been planted in 973, the year when the shrine was founded; even today, its mighty stump, now on display, exudes a sense of life and power and is said to grant safety and protection. Also of note is the shrine's strong connection to the Japanese mythical water goblins called kappa - for example, instead of the typical stone lion-dogs, shrine visitors are greeted by a pair of guardian kappa statues. During the shrine's annual festival on July 29, a music and dance performance called the Kappa-gaku is held which has been designated an Intangible Folk-Cultural Property by the prefecture."
  • Unakihimejinja
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    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakami 2220

    We visited this lovely Shrine as part of a walk around the outskirts of Yufuin but it is not very far from the main part of the town and an easy flat walk. When we arrived a local couple in...

  • Hachiman Asami Shrine
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    Oita Beppushi-shi Asami 2-15-19

    Went in a drizzling day, but still very impressed by the monument and the two ancient trees! Different from the more well known shrines of Japan. This one is a little less polished. It was built...

  • Fukura Tenmangu Shrine
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    Oita Usuki-shi Fukura 211

    It is a tourism oriented shrine, and they creates a mascot character of Akaneko, red cat, to attract tourists. But it is not bad. I didn’t feel any ugly commercialism, but I was healed by that lovely...

  • Ohara Hachimangu Shrine
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    Oita Hita-shi Tashima 2-184

    八幡様ですが当日は日曜日の為結構人でありました。社務所に人もいますので常時お守りや御朱印を頂ける八幡様です。

  • Nakatsu Shrine
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    Oita Nakatsu-shi Ninocho 1273-1

    天照大御神(あまてらすおおみかみ)を祀っており、「豊前の国のお伊勢様」として親しまれています。境内社には、漁業や航海など海上の安全を守ってくれる神様をお祀りした金刀比羅宮があり、大漁祈願に欅の一刀彫の鯛神輿が奉納されていました。

  • Kokonoeoturibashishirohebigosanshiyoriyushiyouin
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    Oita Pref. Kusugunkokonoemachi Tano 1999

    今まで九重夢大吊橋には行ったことがあったが、こんなところがあるとは全く知らなかった。「白蛇参拝所」という案内板が立っていたので「金運が上がらないかなあ。」と思い、砂利道を歩いて行くと、普通の家みたいな感じで建っており、入り口も普通の家の玄関みたいな感じ。何となく、入りづらく引き返そうかとも思ったが、運よく、家族連れがきて、戸を開け入っていったので、私たち夫婦もその家族に続いて入っていった。中は、普...

  • Yasakajinjiya Shrine
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    Oita Usuki-shi Usuki 1

    Yasaka Shrine is everywhere in Japan, and here in downtown Usuki, there is also one. Although it is located in the middle of the town, the precinct is very serene, calm and certainly spiritual.

  • Kasuga Shrine
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    Oita Oita-shi Seike Machi 4-6-87

    今年正月ここでお参りしました。正月三が日ともあってかなり混雑しており帰り大分駅まで時間がぎりぎりでした。

  • Hachiman Kamado Shrine
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    Oita Beppu
  • Hayasuihimejinja
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    Oita Pref. Oitashi Saganoseki

    大分市の東部に突き出るかのように佐賀関半島があり、その入口にある神社です。 早吸日女神社は「はやすいひめじんじゃ」と読みます。 早吸とは大分県大分市の関崎と愛媛県伊方町の佐田岬によって挟まれる海峡の豊予海峡の別名の速吸瀬戸(はやすいのせと)から由来するもの。 その速吸瀬戸辺りには蛸(タコ)にまつわる伝説があり、神日本磐余彦尊(神武天皇)が東征の際に、速吸の瀬戸を通りかかった折りに、海女の姉妹の...

  • Tomiku Yasaka Yashiro (Tomiku Shrine)
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    Oita Kunisaki-shi Kunisakimachi Tomiku

Oita Areas

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A trip to Oita is tantamount to a long soak in the Beppu baths. The mountainous, coastal prefecture of Oita is renowned for having more onsen than any other prefecture in Japan, most of which lie in the city of Beppu on the west coast of Kyushu, recognizable by its pungent sulphuric aroma and the clouds of steam that puff up across the hillside. Away from the Beppu hot springs await mountains, waterfalls, and temples, so don’t hesitate to explore Oita a little further.

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