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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

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Address: 2608-5 Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima 899-4201, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 995-57-0001
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Peaceful place in Kirishima

When I walked up to the shrine, i can feel the peaceful environment surrounded me and I can feel so clam. Worth to spend some time to take photo and walk around. Noted: better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited quite a few shrines in Japan, mostly are big and too touristy. Kirishima shrine is so far the best I've seen and somehow very special, it's not too touristy and feels original. Nice, serene and small shrine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When I walked up to the shrine, i can feel the peaceful environment surrounded me and I can feel so clam. Worth to spend some time to take photo and walk around. Noted: better to go in the morning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Peaceful,calm,absolutely beautiful place. Definitely worth to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

It is what it is. Moved 500 years ago to this position but unlike other shrines visited its been built out and you can't get access to the older part. You see it in the background, its like new planning permission building out but history is back there somewhere. Obviously it is spiritual for committed visitors but like church architecture... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very attractive walks leading up to the shrine, with high trees around the buildings there. There was a wedding taking place when we were there, and you can see why people would want to get married there. Worth a stop if you are passing through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

beautiful buildings in a great natural forested setting, Kirishima (KIRI=fog, SHIMA=island) appropriately greeted us with a morning fog. We walked under the Torii gate which purified us. Cedar tree is more than 8900 years old and is said to be the main provider of seeds used to progagate Cedar trees throughout Kyushu. It is considered a POWER tree so standing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a very special shrine in a lovely wooded area with a massive 800 plus year old tree near the front entry. This place has a very long history and is said to be the place where the gods came to earth and were the ancestors of the Japanese Emperor. It would be a beautifull place in autumn when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Kirishima Jingu was moved to the current site in 1484 and the present shrine was re-established in 1715. This orange red shrine set peacefully on hillside woods, blessed by the 800 year old tree grown to 37 meters in height. You could hear the rhythm of the nearby running waterfall but could not get a good scene of it. Treat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

On route to the shrine, we had the opportunity to capture the best shot of our trip. The scene at the shrine was good too as there were lots of red maple at the point of our visit. The shrine itself was grand too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Well, not a play, but a traditional comedy called: Kyougen. It is suggested you buy the tickets in advanced, and it was outside on the grounds of the shrine. Normally the shrine itself is very beautiful and is full of tourists from all over the world, but not too crowded. There is a lookout point where you can see Sakurajima... More 

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Address: 2608-5 Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima 899-4201, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 995-57-0001
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kirishima

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