Usa-jingu Shrine

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.

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Oita Pref. Usashi Minamiusa 2859
[Apr.- Sep.]5:30-19:00
[Oct.- Mar.]6:00-19:00
[Treasure Hall] Irregular holidays (contact us)
[Treasure Hall] [Adult] 300yen [Junior and Senior High School Students] 200yen [Elementary school students] 100yen
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Head Shrine Well Worth a Visit
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.07.25
    Head of all shrines across Japan well respected by the Japanese royal family and considered sacred by many. Very quiet on my day of visit in July with just a few tourists. A relaxed and...
  • Peaceful and Sacred
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.01.15
    It is a famous shrine in Usa and very worth visiting. The shrines are well preserved and it is really quiet so there is a sense of peace. There was still some autumn foliage when we went and it was...
  • Good shrine.
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.01.05
    based on my experience, this shrine is one of the best shrines in Japan. i have visited Many famous shrine in Japan as Ise, Fushimi inari, Meiji and so on. and still I feel this place is very...

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