Aoi Aso-jinja Shrine

Shrine
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.

Spot details

Address
Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Kamiaoimachi 118
Phone
0966222274
Hours
9:00-17:00 [Red stamp/Harae] 9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available(50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not 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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  • Learn over 1200 years history!
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.03.25
    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...
  • Clean shrine
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.02.19
    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.
  • Unique thatched roof must be checked
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.01.04
    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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