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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.

place

Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Kamiaoimachi 118 (Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea)

phone 0966222274
place

8:30-17:00

Review of Aoiaso Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/03/25 Learn over 1200 years history!
This wooden carving Aoi Shrine has over 1200 years history. The 5 structures has been recognized National Treasures in 2008; The gate, Mail hall, Corridor, Offering hall and Oratory. There are...
Reviewed:2018/02/19 Clean shrine
The shrine is one of the natinal treasure and it seems the southernmost point.
It is a bit out of cetral are but very worthy for travelers.
Reviewed:2018/01/04 Unique thatched roof must be checked
This shrine was built in 806 and seemed to rebuild in 1610. A unique point of the shrine is its thatched roof. A lot of people pay a visit to this shrine on New Years day.

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Details

Address
Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Kamiaoimachi 118 [map]
Area
Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea
Phone
0966222274
Hours
8:30-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Cultural Garden] 300yen
Parking Lot
Available(35spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.