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Aso Shrine (阿蘇神社)

Records state this Shinto shrine was founded in 282 BCE. The head shrine of the 500-some Aso shrines across the country, the shrine is dedicated to Takeiwatatsu-no-Mikoto and eleven other related deities. This ancient shrine combines Shinto with a mountain faith which worships the caldera of Mt. Aso as a sacred object, and is revered as the most important shrine in what was Higo Province (now Kumamoto Prefecture). Six of the shrines structures, such as its main shrine building and two-storied gate have been designated National Important Cultural Properties. In particular, its two-storied gate is one of the largest in Kyushu and is counted as one of the three greatest two-storied shrine gates in all of Japan. Some of the shrine's many other highlights include a stone which is said to grant wishes, and a pine tree which is said to grant luck in finding love and marriage.

place

Kumamoto Aso-shi Ichinomiyamachi Miyaji 3083-1 (Aso / KurokawaArea)

phone 0967220064
place

[Oshirasho] 9:00-17:00
[Parking] 6:00-18:00

Review of Aso shrine

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Reviewed:2019/10/22 Undergoing renovation
We turned up, but decided not to enter as there is considerable renovation taking place inside the grounds. No prior warnings given at the Tourist Information Centre from what we could see. However...
Reviewed:2019/03/25 Most areas of the Shrine is still under restoration
We did not get to see much of the Shrine unfortunately as it is still pretty much closed off due to restoration after the Kumamoto’s quake in 2016.
Reviewed:2019/03/21 A peacful place in the land of volcano!
Aso Shrine is peacful place in the land of volcano. Unfortunately, it was broken during a major earthquake in Kumamoto 2016.
When you visit, must drink 100% pure natural water.

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Address
Kumamoto Aso-shi Ichinomiyamachi Miyaji 3083-1 [map]
Area
Aso / KurokawaArea
Phone
0967220064
Hours
[Oshirasho] 9:00-17:00
[Parking] 6:00-18:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(70spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(ASOJINJYA)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Halal certified
Not available
Note
*The photo is taken the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake.
*Grounds have access restrictions due to disaster recovery work.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (not in the building)

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.