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Omiya Shrine大宮神社

Shrine

This Shinto shrine is approximately 15 minutes by car from both Ueki Interchange and Kikusui Interchange. Located just south of Omiya Park, it honors Emperor Keiko, the 12th emperor of Japan, who in his deified form is thought to be the guardian spirit of Yamaga district. The shrine was constructed on the site of the Imperial lodging used when the Emperor's entourage visited the area. Yamaga paper lanterns, a traditional handicraft made with just washi Japanese paper and glue, are said to have first been made to welcome him. The shrine gets packed with visitors during the lantern festival that's held on August 15 and 16 every year, which features ritual dancing, a torch procession, and a fireworks display.

place

Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 196 (Tamana / Yamaga / KikuchiArea)

phone 0968441257
place

Open 24 hours worship available [Reception]

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Details

Address
Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 196 [ map ]
Area
Tamana / Yamaga / KikuchiArea
Phone
0968441257
Hours
Open 24 hours worship available [Reception]
Closed
Feel free to worship
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults200yen, Junior High School Students100yen
Parking Lot
Available (40spaces for passenger cars, 3spaces for large buses)
* Temporary parking available when New Year's Holiday is busy
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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