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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

2608-5 Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-4201, Japan
+81 995-57-0001
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Kirishima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Honolulu
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208 reviews 208 reviews
66 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
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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Traralgon, Australia
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59 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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151 reviews 151 reviews
74 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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Soo, Japan
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The tour bus took us into this tranquil ground of the shrine. We got down at the car park and walked maybe about 200 metres before we reached the shrine. We were told to say our prayers first before we took the pictures. We threw a coin as advised, clapped our hands and say our prayers - may we have... More

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Miyazaki-shi, Miyazaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Beautiful forest, traditional shrine, very tranquil. A traditional shrine in a beautifully natural setting, with plenty of amenities nearby

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I lived in this area for a couple of years and visiting Kirishima Jingu was one of my favourite ways to relax and get away from everything. The view is spectacular over the whole of Kirishima National Park right down to the coast.

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