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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.


Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Kirishimataguchi 2608-5 (KirishimaArea)

phone 0995570001

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Review of Kirishima Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/11/07 great place to visit in Kirishima
It's a great place to visit, good to walk through the whole shrine and have a lot to see. They also have a souvenir shop and cafe for you to take a rest after taking all the beautiful photos.
Reviewed:2018/09/19 Loved it.
We visited the Shrine in the morning. Seems there were fewer people. Easy to access. Very beautiful wooded area with walkways. Really enjoyed.
Reviewed:2018/06/30 Very beautiful
This was my second visit and it was even better than the first. It's a beautiful picturesque place with ample parking and no entry fee whatsoever. The view from the platform is wonderful and the...

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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ーshochu.

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