Kirishima Shrine

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.

Spot details

Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5 map map Map
[Grounds] Worship Free [Reception for prayers, etc.] 8:00-17:00
open everyday
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Available (Available only in the smoking area)
Not available
English Menu
Available (Information signs, etc.)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
[Dinner] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Lovely shrine amidst lush greenery
    4.0 Reviewed : 2024.01.16
    Kirishima Jingu Shrine, the largest in southern Kyushu, is an exceptional shrine amidst the lush greenery of Japanese pine and cedars. There is a magnificent Torii gate about 22m high and in the...
  • historical shrine!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.08.29
    The first historical reference to Kirishima shrine is in the year 540.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...
  • The shrine is large in area with nice environment
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.16
    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.

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