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Terukuni Shrine照國神社


Approximately a five-minute walk from the Tenmonkan bus and tram stop, this shrine dedicated to Shimazu Nariakira, the 11th leader of the Satsuma domain, is located close to the Kagoshima Prefectural Museum. Given the name Terukuni Daimyojin by royal decree in 1863, the main building was completed the following year and it became known as Terukuni Shrine. Many people believe even today that it is the guardian of Kagoshima Prefecture. The National Flag Festival that commemorate the official announcement by the shogunate of the plan to make the Hinomaru flag Japan's naval ensign is held on July 11, and the Rokugatsudo Summer Lantern Festivals in Kagoshima are held on July 15 and 16.


Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Terukunichou 19-35 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992221820

Precincts Free

Review of Terukuni Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/01/29 Beautiful shrine in the heart of Tenmonkan
Worth a visit, especially in the summer when the festival season is in full swing and many lanterns are decorated around. Free and easy to find.
Reviewed:2016/06/25 Shrine of Shimazu family
This shrine is dedicated to Nariakira Shimazu, a famous feudal lord of Satsuma (Kagoshima) at the end of the Edo Period. He was a brilliant man, who made a great contribution to the modernization of...
Reviewed:2014/07/23 Always on our list
We live in Oita but celebrates our new Year in Kagoshima every year. We go to Terukuni Jinja for Hatsumode with our kids despite the long, long lines. There you can feel you are part of the culture...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Terukunichou 19-35 [ map ]
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
Precincts Free
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          Kagoshima Main Areas


          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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