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Kengun Shrine (健軍神社)

Located in Higashi Ward, this is the oldest Shinto shrine in Kumamoto City. It's dedicated to Takeiwatatsu-no-Mikoto, who is said to be the grandson of Japan's first emperor.  One of the four main Aso shrines, it has a roughly 1,200-meter approach called the Hatchobaba leading to it. There's also a lovely tower gate. The torii gate before it was built on the small size so as not to block the view. A sacred ginkgo tree is on the grounds, as well as the Sazare-ishi boulder sung about in the Japanese national anthem.

place

Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshihigashiku Kengunhonmachi 13-1 (KumamotoArea)

phone 0963682633
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7:00-17:30

Review of Kengun Shrine

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Reviewed:2015/05/10 the roof is pretty
i love this place, not so crowded & near around is enjoyable esp for fish pool outside the temple, they are all fat. ha. the temple roof is pretty. l love it.
Reviewed:2013/03/16 small but meaningful
a small shrine for some local dignitaries I think. no english translation at the site but I guess to be allowed to be honoured here you must be someone special. only takes a couple of minutes to see.
Reviewed:2020/03/28 長-い参道
熊本で最も古い歴史ある神社です。大鳥居から神社まで続く約1,200mの長い参道には、 加藤清正の頃に植えられたと伝えられる杉並木の一部が残っています。
境内の裏手には、相撲ができるように土俵も作られていました。

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Address
Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshihigashiku Kengunhonmachi 13-1 [map]
Area
KumamotoArea
Phone
0963682633
Hours
7:00-17:30
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available(120spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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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.