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Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine (箱崎八幡神社)

A Shinto shrine believed to grant worshiper’s wishes as well as financial luck located in Kamichishiki-cho, Izumi City. Giant statues of cranes and a turtle monument dot the unique grounds, as well as a suzu bell dubbed Japan’s largest which was built to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of Emperor Heisei. Four meters tall, 3.4 meters in diameter, and weighing five tons, it is said that ringing it will enable one to realize one’s greatest ambition. The shrine also has “Japan’s smallest suzu”, a 1.5 millimeter in diameter suzu bell, on display.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Izumishi Kamichishikichou 46 (Hokusatsu / IzumiArea)

phone 0996622219
place

[Company office, treasure hall] 9:00-17:00

Review of Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/04 Cranes galore
The shrine boasts the largest bell, but the statues of the cranes are far more interesting. Worth visiting because it diverts from your usual temple impression.
Reviewed:2019/01/12 The largest and tiniest bells
The largest and tiniest bells are here. A lovely combination of buildings and exhibits.The oldest Zen temple.
Reviewed:2015/12/19 Beautiful tribute to a prince and his love for the Cranes
What a beautiful shrine in tribute to a prince. We spent a very pleasent morning at the Crane shrine as my son called it.

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Details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Izumishi Kamichishikichou 46 [map]
Area
Hokusatsu / IzumiArea
Phone
0996622219
Hours
[Company office, treasure hall] 9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(120spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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