Aoi Aso-jinja Shrine (青井阿蘇神社)
This shrine was built in 806, the first year of Emperor Heizei’s reign, and became known as the shrine dedicated to the local deity of the Kuma region. The main building was constructed starting in 1610 over the course of approximately three years by Nagatsune Sagara, and it still stands today. It features a black thatched roof with steep slopes, as well as gorgeously colored, exquisitely decorative Momoyama-style sculptures. In 2008, the five sections of the main shrine building were designated National Treasures. White flowers bloom around the lotus pond in early summer, making it quite a sight to behold.
Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Kamiaoimachi 118 (Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea)
Review of Aoiaso ShrineTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
It is a bit out of cetral are but very worthy for travelers.
- Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Kamiaoimachi 118 [map]
- open everyday
- [Cultural Garden] 300yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
- Pet friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.