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Kirishima Shrine (霧島神宮)

A Shinto shrine dedicated to Ninigi, a god who is part of the myth of the founding of Japan. The current main shrine building was erected in 1715, although the shrine is believed to have been founded around the sixth century on Setoo Hill between Mt. Takachihonomine and Mt. Hinotokomine. Buildings such as the main shrine and worship hall are designated Important Cultural Properties. The shrine is also famous for having been visited by Sakamoto Ryoma on his honeymoon. The grounds are renowned spot for viewing the cherry blossoms and autumn foliage. A 10-minute bus ride from Kirishima-Jingu Station on the JR Nippo Main Line.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5 (KirishimaArea)

phone 0995570001
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Free worship

Review of Kirishima-jingu Shrine

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Reviewed:2020/08/29 historical shrine!
The first historical reference to Kirishima shrine is in the year 540. It had a solemn and mysterious atmosphere.xa0There are many nice hot spring inns nearby, and it is a recommended sightseeing...
Reviewed:2019/12/16 The shrine is large in area with nice environment
It is located uphill and the site is relatively large in size but the shrine area opened to public is relatively limited although there is very wide footpath connecting the shrine and main entrance.
Reviewed:2019/10/26 Impressive Shinto shrine
Its an imposing, beautiful shrine, well worth a visit if youre in the area. The original shrine was initially located at the foot of the nearby Mt. Takachiho, where - legend has it - Ninigi no...

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Details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5 [map]
Area
KirishimaArea
Phone
0995570001
Hours
Free worship
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(600spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available (Available only in smoking areas)
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (information signs, etc.)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen [Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Possible (impossible the offer box)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture's most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.