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Kagoshima Jingu Shrine鹿児島神宮


A Shinto shrine located in Uchi, Hayato-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Also known as the Shohachimangu, Kokubu Shohachiman, and the Osumi Shohachi, this shrine is the head shrine of all Shohachiman shrines nationwide. The shrine is dedicated to the legendary Yamasachihiko and the queen Toyotamahime no Mikoto. Records state this ancient shrine was founded during the reign of Emperor Jinmu (660–585 BCE) and is believed to grant expecting mothers an easy childbirth. The Hatsu-uma Festival, held on the first Sunday after January 18 according to the old calendar, is considered one of the three biggest events in Kagoshima Prefecture. During the unusual festival, a parade of dancers journeys to the shrine led by a sacred, bell-covered horse.

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place Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouchi 2496-1
phone 0995420020

Review of Kagoshima Jingu Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/11/07 Japanese shrine with big /old trees.
This Japanese shrine with a lot big & old trees surrounding. It's also with an ancient story about the born of God's grandchild here, quite interesting. Highly recommended to take a walk and...
Reviewed:2018/03/19 Little shrine with huge trees
This is a small shrine in Hayato-cho.
The area is not that small. But, there is a driveway until the parking lot and the real shrine starts from there.
I liked to see huge trees. And there's nothing...
Reviewed:2018/10/15 霧島神宮
霧島神宮係半山上面, 係霧島神宮JR站轉巴士好快就黎到. 呢到地方唔係太大, 好快就行晒. 霧島神宮係一個紅色既神社, 非常之靚



Kagoshima Pref. Kirishimashi Hayatochouchi 2496-1 [map]



Grounds freedom
[company office] 8:00-17:00
open everyday
Visiting Free
[Prayer fee] 6,000 yen-
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available

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          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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